College students help the homeless

College students help the homeless

Tameside College staff and students support the Urban Harvest Appeal for Barnabus Manchester. Staff and students worked together to bring warmth and food to local homeless people.

The College’s Health and Social Development students and staff were asked to bring at least one item each which would be donated to the Urban Harvest Appeal. Learning Pathways students also helped to gather unwanted items for the appeal.

Through the kindness and generosity of staff and students many items were donated. Items including: shampoo, tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, coats, shoes, boots, scarves, gloves, soup, beans,  pasta, rice, biscuits and many other essential items that would be appreciated by those from Barnabus Manchester.

Barnabus Manchester is a Christian Homeless Charity which is based in Manchester; they have been providing support to homeless people for over 23 years. The charity offers a lifeline to 600 homeless and vulnerable people each week and Tameside College staff and students have helped to provide for some of these homeless people to keep them warm, dry and fed this Christmas.

Lind Hart, Placement Officer said; “Thank you so much to everyone who has made a donation to our Urban Harvest Appeal.  The response has been fantastic and your kind donations will go towards making life a little better for people less fortunate than ourselves.”