Belmont Grosvenor pupils offer helping hand to Harrogate Homeless Project
Pupils at Harrogate prep school Belmont Grosvenor rose to the challenge when a plea went out to help the homeless across town.
Children from the school, based at Birstwith, near Harrogate, donated bags brimming with warm hats, scarves, gloves, sleeping bags, food, flasks and more to the Harrogate Homeless Project.
The idea to support the Project over Christmas came from Belmont Grosvenor Year 6 pupil Piper Golub – and after the PTA got in touch with staff at the Haywra Street charity, they were handed a Christmas wish-list of items to help out over the festive season.
Pupils brought in more than 300 items to donate to the homeless charity, including diaries, alarm clocks, flasks, socks and pens, after the PTA organised an inter-house competition
Emma Bolles, chair of Belmont Grosvenor PTA said she was delighted with the response from pupils to help the Harrogate Homeless Project.
“We really wanted to do something to help after Piper came up with the initial idea – and when we contacted the charity they gave us a list of items that would be really useful for the people they support.
“We were overwhelmed with the generosity of everyone and are delighted to hand these items over and know they will be put to such good use. Harrogate Homeless Project is such a deserving cause,” she said.
Harrogate Homeless Project runs a 16-bed hostel in the town, as well as providing an emergency refuge for rough sleepers. The Project also runs a day service in the town centre offering food, shower services, activities and support.