Sleep out for the homelessDate Posted: 06/11/2018 | Posted In: Latest news
Members of the Interact Club from QE have spent the night sleeping outdoors to raise money for a local homeless charity. The eight brave students, along with Interact Club Co-ordinator, Nancy Wall, slept under the stars in the College’s Abbey Road Playing Fields equipped with only sleeping bags and cardboard to experience a night of being homeless. Their aim was to raise funds for the 700Club; a Darlington based charity which seeks to provide temporary accommodation and support for the homeless and they are on course to receive a wonderful £300 in donations.
Lancia Lee-Deckard, President of the Interact Club, comments: ‘It’s so important to make people aware of homelessness and ensure that we do all that we can to help them. It was a cold and uncomfortable night, but luckily, we only had to do it once, homeless people experience this on a daily basis’. Nancy adds: ‘The students were fantastic. We spent the night wrapped up in cardboard and there was not one complaint. They have done exceptionally well in raising funds for an excellent cause’.