Gad’s Hill Juniors learned how to help local homeless people during a heart-warming assembly led by the Heads of School.

Ten-year-olds Amelie and Charlie talked about how everybody at Gad’s Hill can support local homeless charity, Caring Hands in the Community, by donating food for the up to 100 community members who visit each day.

Together, Amelie and Charlie explained that while Harvest is a time of celebration for many, this spring and summer has been particularly difficulty for those with no home or friends and family to help.

Gad’s Hill has supported the outreach charity for a number of years, by collecting and presenting non-perishable goods at a celebratory concert in the school hall.  This year, due the pandemic, instead of visiting, Centre Manager, Thomas Smith reached-out to the Gad’s Hill children via a pre-recorded video.  He thanked the students and their families for their previous generosity and invited them to once again donate to Caring Hands in the Community, which is entirely reliant on donations from the public and local churches, businesses and schools.

The Heads of School took questions from their peers about the charity’s work and confidently communicated information about how volunteers serve approximately 40,000 free meals and snacks to homeless people from a purpose-built kitchen facility in Chatham town centre.

Caring Hands in the Community is a registered charity that has been feeding and supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable, and at the margins of the community since 2001.


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