Melissa, our Marketing and Relations Officer and Rosemary, one of our fantastic Volunteer Ambassadors completed a talk at Hallow C E Primary School yesterday, talking to the children about homelessness and their thoughts on the topic.

As part of the assembly, Rosemary and Melissa talked about homelessness, what could it be like to not have a home and how the children feel when they see a homeless person.

Louise Johnston, Assistant Head Teacher, explains: “We were thrilled to welcome Maggs into school to talk about a really important topic that is often unspoken about with children. Melissa and Rosemary delivered a fantastic talk which engaged the children and prompted lots of thoughtful responses. At Christmas, it can be all too easy to forget the true message of helping others. Working with Maggs and collecting donations helped our children see our school vision, Together We Grow, in a real-life situation.”

Rosemary and Melissa were extremely impressed with the thought provoking responses given by the class, and the growth in the awareness of what can be quite a hard topic for some, especially at such a young age. 

The students had even taken their time to collect donations for our service users to utilise during our Clothing Project such as toiletries, food, clothing and other items that are so desperately needed, especially at this time of year.

Melissa Blewitt confirms: ” Rosemary and I were excited to be asked to complete a talk at the Hallow School. We had a great time hearing the children singing and was so impressed with the children’s questions and how engaged they were. We appreciate it can be quite a hard topic, especially when you typically don’t see it everyday to notice. We would also like to thank the teachers and school for their incredibly generous donations for our service users. This is extremely thoughtful and will last us a while!”