Cambridge sixth-formers adopt Home-Start Royston and South Cambs as term charity
PUBLISHED: 11:20 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:20 21 November 2017
Students at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form College in Cambridge have adopted Home-Start Royston and South Cambs as their charity of the term and are planning some fundraising activities to help the scheme raise some much-needed cash.
The charity supports families with young children who are in crisis and may be facing isolation, housing issues, disabilities or mental health issues.
Sixth-former Benedict Russell said: “We heard about the charity from Melissa Santiago-Val, a Home-Start volunteer who works at the school, and wanted to help support vulnerable families.
“As part of our studies, community support is really important, and a great opportunity for us to make a difference locally.
“We are looking at running a cake sale and other activities in the run up to Christmas, and are really pleased to help.”
Home-Start Royston & South Cambs no longer receives public funding and relies on fundraising activities to raise the £141,000 annually to support more than 70 families in crisis in the region.
For more on Home-Start go to www.hsrsc.org.uk.