Pupils appeal to help homeless charity

Pupils from from St Columba's Roman Catholic Primary School in Wallsend with the donations collected during an appeal for The Shining Stars.
Pupils from from St Columba's Roman Catholic Primary School in Wallsend with the donations collected during an appeal for The Shining Stars.

A group of students have come to the aid of a homeless charity.

Pupils from St Columba’s RC Primary School, in Wallsend, held an appeal for the charity The Shining Stars.

The charity was set up by a group of volunteers before Christmas, wanting to help the homeless of our region.

The school’s Mini Vinnies group – the junior section of the St Vincent De Paul society – wanted to help people less fortunate than themselves, closer to home.

One of the group suggested supporting the Wallsend-based charity as a way of helping the homeless in Newcastle.

The children sent a letter out to all parents asking for various donations, including food, toiletries, sleeping bags and clothing.

The Mini Vinnies were astounded by the response in such a short time.

In total the school collected ten bags of clothes, ten bags of food/tins, four bags of toiletries and a bag of drinks.

A school spokesperson said: “A special thank you should also go to Procter and Gamble who kindly donated various cleaning and sanitary products to the school, and thank you Nina Collins and the NIC Community Team.”