Felpham students help homeless people

From left, Mervyn French, Michael Johnson and Carla Field                                                 SUBMITTED
From left, Mervyn French, Michael Johnson and Carla Field SUBMITTED

HOMELESS people around Bognor Regis and Chichester were helped for Christmas by students.

The pupils at Felpham Community College raised money for two good causes which helped those without roofs over their heads during the festive season.

The money helped to 
provide hot meals on Christmas Day as well as sleeping bags and shelter.

The latest donations continued the college’s tradition of helping Big Love, based in Bognor, and Stonepillow, which works in Chichester, Bognor and Littlehampton.

Mark Anstiss, the college’s headteacher, said: “As a school, we feel it is important to support local charities, especially at Christmas.

“It has been lovely to 
see some of our students 
show their own initiative 
and think of others by organising their own Christmas food collection for people in need.”

Deputy headteacher Pat Ashman presented one of the cheques to Big Love’s founder, Michael Johnson, with the college’s head boy, Mervyn French, and Carla Field, the head girl.

A cheque was also posted to Stonepillow.

The donations were raised by a non-school uniform day when the college’s sixth form charity committee collected contributions.

Year 8 students also 
co-ordinated a food collection and made a Christmas card.

The latest fundraising 
ended a busy fundraising term at the college.

Events included the British Heart Foundation Bag-a-thon and donations to Bognor Regis Foodbank.