Kind hearted Chigwell students donate £3,000 worth of food to homeless charity

PUBLISHED: 14:02 21 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:02 21 October 2016

Kerry Eastman (far left) with the Sixth Form students from Chigwell School

Kerry Eastman (far left) with the Sixth Form students from Chigwell School

Gill Punt

Sixth form students distributed their Harvest festival donations to a homeless charity last week.

​Twelve sixth form students from Chigwell School, in High Road, donated the donations which totalled £3,000 worth of food, to charity Street2Homes, for the eighth year.

A spokesman said: “The [homeless] centre’s manager Kerry Eastman was delighted with the generosity of the Chigwell parents, pupils and staff.

“Our Chigwell community have now supported the work of this charity for eight years.

“Kerry spoke about the work of the centre in transforming many lives, including those who have moved from homelessness to jobs and housing.

“Father Simon said that an astounding £3,000 pounds worth of food was donated and he wanted to say a huge thank you to all who contributed food towards our harvest collection.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder