26th Oct, 2020

Community rallies round to support Redditch Nightstop drive

Ross Crawford 25th Jul, 2020

BIG-HEARTED pupils at Moons Moat First School have raised a bumper £181.30 for Redditch Nightstop.

And the money will be put to good use, going to pay for food parcels courtesy of Morrisons to help young people at risk of homelessness survive the coronavirus lockdown and all it entails.

The school initiative came via the school council, which is made up of two pupils from each year.

The students wanted to do something to help young people less fortunate than themselves.

Together with headteacher Sara Fisher and deputy head Carolyn Kelly they did some research and chose Redditch NIghtstop.

The pupils got together and raised the money by doing a Valentine and Mothers Day sale, and the money going into the charity’s hardship fund.

“Since the lockdown we have provided 59 food parcels,” said Sharon Holtom from Redditch Nightstop.

“Morrisons in Redditch has kindly been making up food parcels for us to deliver to young people in need.

“They have been offering us a discount on the shopping to help the charity, providing fresh ingredients with recipe cards to make healthy meals for the young people to cook.

“The parcels have been received with great gratitude from the young people and families we support.”

Meanwhile further donations have come in from long time supporter TK Maxx in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.

In addition volunteers Charlotte Biddle and Donna Brookes organised a hamper raffle on the charity’s Facebook page, collected the money then paid it into the Nightstop account raising a huge £600.

A further seven hampers are in the pipeline and starting this weekend people will have the chance to win one and support the charity .

To cap it all the amazing musicians at Glastonbeoley and their supporters have raised £550 for the charity through their virtual festival which went out live on Facebook after the annual event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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