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20th May, 2022

Henley School raises bumper sum for Redditch Nightstop

Harry Leach 9th Feb, 2021

A BUMPER sum of £208 was raised for Redditch Nightstop by kind-hearted staff at Henley-in-Arden School.

The homeless prevention charity said the funds will go into its hardship fund which is used to support people aged between 16 and 35.

Senior school staff raised the cash by selling raffle tickets at £5 per strip, with the winner awarded a hamper made up of biscuits and cheese.

Sharon Holtom of Redditch Nightstop said: “This will go into our hardship fund to buy items for new homes, mental health sessions, food, electric, phone credit, travel and clothes.

“We have supported several young people in the last few months by securing permanent tenancies and helping set up their homes with carpets, washing machines, fridges and kettles.

“This all comes from the hardship fund so without people in the community pulling together to raise funds and awareness we would be in a difficult situation.”

Headteacher Mark Wilson said helping charities like Nightstop ‘sends a good message’ to children at the school.

“It also means that we have set up that community link,” he said.

“I’m hoping Nightstop will come to our school and  talk to our children in the future.”

 

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