Thank you to Give Together
Posted: 20 February 2019
Posted by: Admin
Huge thanks to Give Together who recently delivered wonderful food parcels, created by a group of year six pupils from a junior school in Highgate, full of food, recipes and heart warming messages for our Conway House residents.
Sapphire’s Education, Training and Employment Coordinator, Sarah Wynbourne, visited the school in January to speak to the pupils about homelessness and the role of supported housing. Suzie from Give Together, who help school-age children make a positive difference in their community by providing volunteering opportunities, delivered the parcels on the school’s behalf a few weeks later.
All our Conway House residents were thrilled with the kindness shown by all the children who took the time to create recipe cards and make sure shoeboxes were filled with all the ingredients necessary to make a tasty meal or two. Suzie also delivered the parcels on Valentine’s Day, which really helped to spread the feelings of love and appreciation.
Here's some of the thank you messages from our residents ...
'Wow. I'm not used to this sort of thing. From the bottom of my heart I'm extremely grateful and hope the children’s dreams come true'.
'What a lovely idea, so much effort has been put into this'.
'Say thanks to the kids from me'. 'What a treat, that's really great!'
Sarah also spoke at a secondary school in Bushey, on breaking down the myths on homelessness and will be giving another talk at a school in Hampstead within the next few months. Thank you to both Suzie and Jodi at Give Together for supporting our services and providing such great opportunities for children to find out more about the reality of homelessness and the role supported schemes, such as Conway House, play in helping people regain their independence.
Thank you once again to all the pupils for all their effort and generosity in taking the time to create the parcels as well, all of our residents really appreciated it.
Check out our Instagram page for photos of all the great parcels.
Find out more about Give Together.