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Hampers for the homeless
2:40pm Tuesday 8th January 2013 in News
STUDENT Laura McRevie helped highlight the plight of the homeless during an annual day of awareness and fundraising activities.
She was among a group of Level 2 health and & social care students involved in the event at Yeovil College.
They raised £150 with a raffle and Hats for the Homeless where staff and students gave a donation to wear the hat of their choice around the college for the day.
They also collected toiletries and non-perishable food donated by their peers, staff and well-wishers to create hampers. In all, the group were able to assemble seven food hampers, five personal care hampers and four toy hampers. They will be donated to homeless charities.
Laura, 17, was one of the students who put together the hampers. She said “It’s a really worthwhile cause and it’s nice to help other people. “I helped with homeless charity projects at school and volunteer at a YMCA charity shop. “I like getting involved with the homelessness awareness day at college because it gives me a better understanding of how the homeless live. “It’s a really good thing to do because it makes you think about what it’s like to be in their shoes.” The group was encouraged by health and social care lecturer Denise Hodgson. She said “I’m incredibly proud of these students. “They regularly get involved with charity projects as part of their course, but their thoughtfulness and enthusiasm never diminishes.”