Kind-hearted pupils and staff have been busy during December collecting donations to support homeless young people in Bradford.

The charitable students and their parents have been filling shoeboxes with donations of items to help make winter more comfortable for local homeless people, including toiletries, food and warm clothing.

They will be distributed through charity Bradford Nightstop, which provides emergency accommodation for homeless young people, aged 16-25, in the homes of vetted and trained volunteers.

The Academy’s shoebox appeal is part of its Festive Winter Gift Programme, which sees pupils get involved in fundraising activities, appealing for donations to help provide gifts for people in need of support and give their time volunteering during the festive season to demonstrate their contributions to the wider community through charitable actions.

Year 8 pupil Thomas Richter said:

“It has been really good to see how many people have brought items in for the charity.  I hope we can make a difference to the lives of the people receiving them.”

Principal Daniel Styles said:

“Bradford Nightstop is doing incredible work to support some of the most vulnerable young people in our society. No young person should have to sleep rough or stay in an unsafe place. We hope that the packs provided bring some comfort to these young people in need over Christmas.

“I am overwhelmed by the response of our school community, who at this time of year like to step up our charitable efforts to offer a helping hand. It has been very heartening to see our pupils coming together to organise the collection of donations. Thank you to them and to their families for supporting our appeal.”

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FEELING Festive: Pupils have collected donation for young homeless people in Bradford