Helenswood pupils knit scarves to help keep homeless people warm

Helenswood students SUS-161018-100647001

Helenswood students SUS-161018-100647001

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Ark Helenswood Year 8 students from 8GA have been raising money and knitting scarves for the community group ‘Warming up the Homeless’.

Jayne White, a representative from the community group, came to a recent school assembly to accept their donations of knitted scarves, as well as £120 raised by pupils.

Jayne thanked the students and said the money would help to feed many genuinely homeless people and the scarves were much appreciated as it was very cold at night.

She added that donations of socks, hats and gloves are vital to help them keep warm during the winter months.

Debbie Horne, from Helenswood, said: “This came about after students set up a lunch-time knitting club in the summer and wanted to do something positive to help. We are really proud of their efforts.”

Warming Up The Homeless go out on the streets each night during the winter months, providing homeless people with food and warm clothing.

The group is currently in the process of applying for charitable status.

Members of the group organised a distribution event, at the Pelham car park, on Hastings seafront on Wednesday night this week.

For more information on Warming Up The Homeless, and to get involved in the project, visit their Facebook page.

The Snowflake Project will also be running night shelters for homeless people during the winter months at church venues in Hastings and St Leonards.

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