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Students Help To Stamp Out Homelessness In The Capital

Kensington and Chelsea College students held a special event last week to raise money for young homeless people in and around London.

The College’s Student Council members put together a special movie night, with all proceeds going to the St Mungo’s Broadway Charity.

The idea came from the student council members, who wanted to organise an event for students, which would take their mind off their upcoming essays and assignments as well as contribute to tackling London’s homeless crisis.

The student’s raised money by selling tickets for the event as well as popcorn and various snacks, to accompany the movie night.

St Mungo’s Broadway provides a bed and support to more than 2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk. The charity works to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year, 13% of those being under 25 years of age.

Speaking about the event, Justin Cheng, student council representative and one of the organisers of the event said:‘There is a lack of attention focused on homeless people compared to other disadvantaged groups, so we thought it was important to support this cause. St Mungo’s Broadway is a local Charity to the College that’s why we chose it as our charity of the year. As young people, we want to help other young people facing difficult times. What’s great about St Mungo’s Broadway is that it doesn’t only offer shelter but also counselling for homeless people.’

The event is just one example of the many events that the student council members have been working on to support this Charity over the last year, with one of the student council members even becoming a volunteer at the local shelter.

This is not the first time our students have raised money for Charity. Last year our Childcare students raised over £200 for Macmillan Cancer Charity through their bake sale.

The success of the first movie night has prompted the student council to start organising a second movie night, where they are hoping to raise even more money for the Charity.

To find out about upcoming events in the College visit: http://www.kcc.ac.uk/events/