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Fundraising for MK's Homeless

Sam from Winter Night Shelter talks to 6th Form students

The season of Advent sees fundraising activity taking place across the school.  Funds are being raised for CAFOD, and the St Paul’s community is also supporting the Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes through a reverse Advent calendar initiative.

The Winter Night Shelter provides daytime support services from its café and base at Unity Park Station (formerly The Old Bus Station) and partners with churches and community centres across Milton Keynes to open their doors to those who have nowhere else to go.

Laura Maw, Head of RE, said: “Last winter the Night Shelter accommodated 114 people, saw 2432 beds occupied across 14 different venues and provided 4864 meals to homeless people.  We hope that our students and their families will give generously to support this amazing charity.”

Students in Years 7 – 13 will be challenged to bring in items to fill shoe boxes for a homeless person in Milton Keynes. The items include:

  •          Socks
  •          Hat
  •          Gloves
  •          Toothbrush
  •          Toothpaste
  •          Chocolate
  •          Sweets
  •          Baby wipes
  •          Roll on deodorant
  •          Tissues
  •          Small soft drink
  •          Bag of crisps
  •          Brush or comb

Shoe boxes will be decorated and will contain a card to the unknown recipient to wish them a very happy Christmas.

Sam from Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes visited St Paul’s on 3 December to talk to Sixth Form students about the work of the Night Shelter and how the service helps homeless people in MK.  She also talked about volunteering opportunities.

Our Sixth Form students play a big role in wrapping and filling the shoe boxes for our chosen charity and this year we are hoping to exceed last year’s total of 120 boxes.  If you would like to donate any of the items on the list above please give them to your children to bring in.


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