B Cador: December 2018
It is always a pleasure (and humbling) to be able to share amazing acts of kindness. Monty Y4, Alfie Y8 (a former pupil at Wrenbury) and their family have done something wonderful this Christmas by thinking of and putting others first. Please read below to find out more.
"Bags Of Love"
Written by Chlöe Shepherd and Ben Curtis
A Cheshire family are giving brand new backpacks filled with warm clothing and toiletries to homeless people in Chester this Christmas.
The idea began with the family deciding to donate a few items that would be useful to homeless people instead of buying gifts for themselves this Christmas, and it quickly grew into a project where they have filled 70 backpacks with clothing items, an insulated mug and toiletries. Plenty of extended family members reached out and requested a way to make a contribution which led to the creation of a Go Fund Me page with a goal total of £500 to raise. Within the first twenty four hours, the target was smashed with donations of over £1100 pouring in. In total, over £2000 was raised by kind-hearted donators towards the selfless project.
The family, including Alfie, a year 8 student at Bishop Heber secondary school and Monty, a year 4 student at Wrenbury Primary School, filled the bags and loaded them into their minivan ready to take them to Chester Aid to The Homeless (Cath.org.uk). These bags will be distributed to the visitors of the CATH day centre where 40-50 people benefit daily from their hard work and generosity.
The boys' mother, Stephanie added:
"The boys have been really pleased to help people in need and it has made them realise that there are people who are homeless all of the time and not just at Christmas. We hope that we can do more of this throughout the rest of the year."
Robert Whittall, Manager of Chester Aid to The Homeless added:
"We and those we support, are really grateful that people are thinking about them at this time of year. Clearly homelessness is an issue throughout the whole year, and any contributions are always appreciated."
We're very proud of you all!
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