St Albans school’s harvest help for the homeless
- Credit: supplied
Big-hearted boys in St Albans have donated a variety of food for a local homeless charity.
Pupils attending the St Columba’s College prep school, King Harry Lane, recently collected goods for the Open Door Charity, Bricket Road, during their Harvest Festival celebrations.
Open Door offers a night shelter and daytime drop-in for vulnerable people, providing accommodation for up to 12 people each night and a hot meal.
It also offers support and advice on housing and health issues.
Recently released figures from StepChange Debt Charity show there has been a dramatic rise in debt worries among St Albans residents.
You may also want to watch:
In the first six months of this year 267 locals sought debt advice from the charity’s helpline, compared to 239 in the same period last year.
The average person in St Albans seeking the charity’s help was £31 short of covering their essential household bills each month.
- 1 Elderly care charity set to close due to pandemic pressures
- 2 Flashmob celebrates re-opening of St Albans high street
- 3 What are our district's cases like now lockdown restrictions have eased?
- 4 Major redevelopment underway at listed former offices in St Albans
- 5 Punch Taverns calls time on White Lion pub team
- 6 April 12: Your guide to what can open from Monday when COVID lockdown rules ease
- 7 Call from St Albans Museum for start of Ramadan
- 8 St Albans-based pharmacy association celebrates centenary
- 9 What are the district's best pub gardens to visit from April 12?
- 10 Local talent packs out the bill for Harpenden festival