Chichester charity Stonepillow gets cash boost from students

Children from Park Community School in Havant make a cheque presentation for �135 at St Joseph's, in Hunston Road, Chichester
Children from Park Community School in Havant make a cheque presentation for �135 at St Joseph's, in Hunston Road, Chichester

STUDENTS have helped the homeless by making a £135 donation to the Stonepillow charity.

A group from the Park Community School, in Havant, turned up today (February 26) at the Chichester-based St Joseph’s night shelter, in Hunston Road.

The group of Year 10 and 11 students , backed by The Prince’s Trust, have been raising the money over the past few weeks.

“I know the lads put a lot of pressure on the staff to get their car washed,” said teacher Tony Watson, who praised the students for all the fundraising they had done.

As well as washing teachers’ cars for cash, the students also held a charity football match.

Sylvie Johnston, Stonepillow’s chief executive and Annette Denby, the health manager, told the children about the work of the charity to help the homeless.

“The important thing for you to hear is that if we weren’t here these people would have no help,” said Sylvie.