St Albans school raise £3,000 with annual Homeless Sleepout
- Credit: Archant
A St Albans school raised £3,000 for a homeless charity by sleeping out in the cold.
About 200 pupils, staff and parents took part in the annual Homeless Sleepout at St Columba’s College in aid of Open Door, a local charity night shelter and daytime drop-in.
They spent the night outside in sleeping bags and on cardboard for one night.
Sixth Form pupils took a major role in organising the event, which included activities and workshops to highlight the hardships of rough sleeping.
Headmaster David Buxton said: “Homelessness is a growing problem which we encounter daily on our streets.
You may also want to watch:
“The scale of the response to the homeless sleepout demonstrates the very strong community spirit and empathy of the college community.”
The money raised was enough to run the washing facilities at Open Door for six months.
- 1 St Albans named among UK's coldest cities
- 2 White Horse landlords ride off into sunset after 10 years
- 3 11 questions to decide how St Albans you are!
- 4 City centre road closures decision 'not a district issue'
- 5 Boy, 14, mugged in Harpenden park
- 6 The latest court results for the St Albans area
- 7 Staff member assaulted at St Albans City FC match
- 8 City centre pub opens new roof garden
- 9 Welcome to the House of Poutine, St Albans' newest city centre eatery
- 10 The latest court results for the St Albans area