Winter warmers donated to homeless in college rucksack appeal
In total, 10 students took part in the national Rucksack Project, and locally they collected enough items to fill 25 rucksacks, each containing items such as warm clothes, flasks, tins of soup and sleeping bags. There were also some bags created just for women, and one specially created for a dog.
They were taken to a session of homeless charity Loose Ends earlier this month, at Morton Hall, Newbury Baptist Church.
Hairdressing lecturer Deb Chester: “I’m involved in the Rucksack Project in Portsmouth and thought it would be great to get our students involved in.
“The project helps people when they most need it and I felt so passionately about it that I thought it would be great to get our students involved and I am thrilled with their enthusiasm and commitment to the project.
“The students and staff worked really hard to make the event happen and we were very humbled by the response we got from those receiving the rucksacks.”