Academy Helps The Homeless This Christmas With Fabulous Fundraising

Andrew Brown and Gill Shaw of Harbour Place with Cleethorpes Academy Year 10 students (l-r) Laila Dean, Maisie Pearce, Max Osgothorpe and Andrew Parker. Also pictured is Principal Janice Hornby (right).

Cleethorpes Academy students raised a fantastic £853 for local homeless centre, Harbour Place, this Christmas, and provided a wide range of food.

Andrew Brown and Gill Shaw of Harbour Place - a centre for rough sleepers and homeless people in North East Lincolnshire - visited the Academy to accept the gifts and to give a talk to the students on the last day of term. The money was raised through a Christmas non-uniform day.

Gill Shaw said: "We would like to thank Cleethorpes Academy for their generosity. It is really appreciated and makes a huge difference to our service users. It is great to see young people getting involved in this local charity. The money will help with outreach projects and the food will be used by users over Xmas. We are open Christmas Day for beds and hot meals which will be manned by staff and volunteers."

Janice Hornby, Principal of Cleethorpes Academy, said: "Our students made a tremendous effort to raise funds and provide food for Harbour Place and I am very proud of them. This is such a worthwhile charity and the students were very interested to hear of its work with the homeless."

Students dressed up to raise money for Harbour Place. (Top row) Tobias Emslie, Freya Adams, Harry Cook and Konarad Wesolowski. (Second row) Mark O'Beirne, Lewis Smiith, Marni Eckley and Millie Coppock. (Bottom row) Fareese Farouk Musah, Harvey Lee Hog, and Ryan Manders with Father Christmas.

Cleethorpes Academy's very own Christmas elves raise money for Harbour Place. They are Harvey Lee Hog, Harry Cook, Lewis Smith and Mark O'Beirne.

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