‘Hope for the Homeless’

I am incredibly proud of 5 of our sixth form students who helped either prepare for the homeless outreach evening (Maia Turbill and Ellie Giles) or actually came out on a cold, wet night to give out food, clothing and toiletries to the homeless in our city centre (Kelsey Keating, Megan Williams and Gabriel Hicks).  Below are articles from Megan and Kelsey, giving their experience of the night.

Anna O’Driscoll
Lay Chaplain




On Wednesday the 7th of November 2018 I got the opportunity with 2 other students and 2 members of staff, Mrs O’Driscoll and Mrs Ryan, to walk round the streets of Birmingham to offer the homeless people that are less fortunate than ourselves a hot drink, snack bag and even some toiletries.

It was a pleasure to see them smile and how much of an impact we made to their lives by doing so little; it truly was effective and they were very grateful for what we had to offer. As we were handing out some of the snacks and hot chocolates, one of the homeless men was talking about his experience. It was very touching and heart breaking; it brought tears to my eyes. It makes me think that I should not ever take what I have for granted because of how grateful they were.

It was a brilliant opportunity and it wouldn’t have happened without the amazing staff that accompanied us. Thank you once again. 

Year 13 Student


On Wednesday 7th November, I went out into town to hand out things to the homeless.  We had many things to offer such as snack packs, hot beverages, scarves, blankets, hats and other items of clothing as well as toiletries. Whilst walking around we saw many people on the street. There were far more than I originally thought there would be and this was heart-breaking to see. Those who had the chance to get some items were very thankful.

Seeing how many people are living on the street really makes you think how much you have.

I was with two other students and 2 staff members who had willingly given up their free time to help. I believe we have made a small difference to the individuals’ lives for a few nights. I hope to do this again in December.

Year 13 Student

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