Students at Glyn School in Ewell were paying particular attention to the weather forecast and warnings of severe wintry weather conditions recently as they had a week of events to raise funds and provide practical assistance for London’s street sleepers and homeless population.
Students in Abbey, Merton and Tudor Houses helped the work of Hammersmith-based charity St Mungo’s Broadway through fund-raising events such as a charity hat day, running a lunchtime soup kitchen, setting up a Just Giving page accessible through the school website, and collecting unwanted warm clothing which was donated to the charity to help its work.
“There’s always a surge of interest in charities around Christmas so it’s very easy to overlook the fact that these problems exist at other times too,” said Head of School, Mr Keary.
“That’s why we were so keen to do this specific project at this time of year - to make the students realise that – and the enthusiasm and genuine interest and concern they’ve shown in St Mungo’s and its work is wonderful.
"Awareness of social issues and encouraging students to care about the community they live in is a big part of our role as educators, so I’m really proud of the fact that they’ve responded so well and also helped make a big difference to the lives of those vulnerable people who need our help the most.”
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