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Crawley students show support for homeless charity

29 October 2019

Crawley College students demonstrated their community spirit, with a donation to a local homeless charity earlier this month.

The students, currently studying for their Access to HE Diploma in Nursing and Healthcare Professions, collected numerous essential items including food, toiletries and clothes, which they presented to Crawley Open House.

Lecturer Senzeni Kamere said: “It was a great, thought-provoking experience for our healthcare students.

“As part of their course, it’s important for our students to think about vulnerable people in the community and how they might work with them in the future.

“The students went out of their way to support this much needed service, and some of them confessed that they themselves had been homeless at some point.

“They are now all ambassadors for Crawley Open House, wherever they go.” 

Ian Wilkins, fundraising and relationships manager for Crawley Open House, came into the college to receive the donations.

Ian said: “We are so grateful to Senzeni Kamere and the staff and students at Crawley College, both for facilitating the lecture on the issues around homelessness, and for their amazing and unexpected big donation of goods for the homeless and disadvantaged of Crawley and the surrounding area.

“On behalf of all those who will benefit, we want to say a massive thank you. We rely heavily on such generosity from the local community, and we never take it for granted.”