The Perse School

Perse community gives generously to help homeless in Cambridge

2 Mar 2018

With the cold snap hitting the country, students have done their bit to help Cambridge’s homeless as part of The Perse’s Random Acts of Kindness Week.

Many bags of food, tea, coffee and toiletries were donated by pupils and staff for donation to Jimmy’s Cambridge homeless shelter and piles of clothes were contributed to the Emmaus homeless charity as part of the Perse Student Council’s RAK Week campaign.

Perse Pupil Voice Co-ordinator Beth Gladwell was amazed by the response and felt the Student Council, led by Tabitha Thornton-Swan (Upper Sixth), deserved praise for their efforts.

She said: “We filled a car to the roof with clothes for Emmaus and we filled up the school van with food for Jimmy’s. They were overwhelmed. I love how the Perse community responded to the call, it’s really wonderful.”

Meanwhile, Year 7 and 8 pupils have been doing kind deeds including checking on neighbours in the wintry weather, walking dogs for others and cooking meals for friends and family.

Members of the Prep’s pupil body Pupil Organised Democracy (POD) also visited the Upper to have lunch with the Student Council and left cards with positive messages in the ‘RAK Tree’.


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