Four students in Year 10 have been raising money and supplies for a local homeless charity, whilst also raising awareness of their important work.
Daniel Preece, Kyle Edge, Liam Smith and Shaun Johnson, all studying BTEC Work Skills, organised a car wash and a food collection for the House of Bread, a local homeless charity based in Stafford.
Staff at school paid for the cars to be washed, whilst staff and students brought in food donations to support the work that the charity does for those in need.
Students presented the donations to the charity at the end of term in a visit to the charity's offices at Staffordshire Technology Park. The charity thanked the students at King Edward VI High School for their support; "Thank you all....Wonderful work".
According to their website, "House of Bread was first established in September 2010 as an outreach project run by Churches Together in the UK. It provides a safe environment for those in need to come together and share a meal, make new friends and be amongst people who care without judging them. House of Bread also provides a network of support, provides clothing, food bags and toiletries and has close links with other supporting agencies in Staffordshire."
The news comes on top of ongoing fundraising organised by Head Girl, Fran Bishop, Head Boy, Brandon McEleny and Sixth Former Georgie Rowe who have helped raise £235 for House of Bread over the past 10 months through various events including raffles held at Parents' Evenings.
Headteacher, Mr Christey, praised all the students on raising awareness of a local charity. "Kyle, Dan, Shaun, Liam and the Sixth Form should be congratulated for their commitment to local charity projects and supporting the work of others. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all involved for giving up their time for such a worthwhile cause".
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