Woodcot Primary School have a collection for Helping Hands Portsmouth

Year 6 pupils from Woodcot Primary School in Gosport organised a collection of items for the homeless men and women of Portsmouth.

At the start of April 2018, we received an email from the headteacher of Woodcot Primary School in Gosport informing us that a group of five Year 6 children had come up with a project to help the homeless, a cause they were passionate about helping.

The group of children created and delivered an assembly to the whole school about homelessness and what they had found through their own research.

Following on from their assembly that they delivered to the whole school the children arranged a collection of items that they thought the homeless men and women living on our streets would need during their time on the streets.

Items that the children had requested to be brought in for the appeal included sleeping bags, rucksacks, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wet wipes and sanitary items. It is really touching, to the admin team and the volunteers of Helping Hands Portsmouth, to see so much thought and maturity go into such a project.

The children had decided to divide up their donations into various categories which included rucksacks and daypacks with items differing to suit the circumstance of the purpose of the pack. Rucksacks were packed for the long-term survival on the streets with the day packs containing a day to day essentials that we need in our lives.

From all of us here at Helping Hands Portsmouth, on behalf of the homeless men and women living on our streets, a huge heartfelt thank you for your donations raised through your appeal! Fantastic effort that will make a difference in someone’s life.

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