Cancer patients and the homeless get helping hand from Solihull schoolchildren - The Solihull Observer

Cancer patients and the homeless get helping hand from Solihull schoolchildren

Solihull Editorial 26th Jul, 2019   0

SCHOOLCHILDREN spent a week support cancer patients at home and handing out hot food and drinks to homeless people.

A team of 17 from Grace Academies in Coventry and Solihull joined 10 students from Grace Academy Darlaston to take part in ‘Manchester Revolution’, a four-day project with Macmillan Cancer Support and Audacious Church.

The teams were given an awareness and training session to prepare them to work with homeless people of Manchester and cancer patients.

Emily Williams, ethos assistant from Grace Academy, said: “Encouraging our students to be a part of this project is all about giving them the chance to experience and outwork the Academy’s values in the community, making a real difference to people in need and having a huge, long-lasting impact in people’s lives to see positive change.”

Hayley Williams, volunteer support worker from Audacious Foundation, said: “The whole group helped our teams, taking food and drinks out on to the streets of Manchester, and at our Tuesday evening drop in.

“Everyone of the team were fantastic at helping to set up, serve the food and at interacting with everyone who came in.

“The feedback from a few of our regular visitors was that they were really impressed to see a group of teenagers so enthusiastic, giving up their time to come and help them.”

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