24 July 2017
Meynell Girls Sleep Out for Homeless Charity
Just before the end of term, 16 Sixth Form girls from Meynell House, along with Deputy Housemistress Liz Gregory, slept outside to raise money for Taunton Association for the Homeless.
The girls slept on the boarding house patio with only
flattened cardboard boxes and a sleeping bag for comfort. Luckily the weather
stayed fine, but had it rained, the girls agreed to stay outside, and despite
the rather talkative seagulls, they ‘slept’ until 5.30am.
We are immensely proud of their desire to, even slightly,
experience the challenges of rough sleeping and hope that they will continue to
be sympathetic towards those that experience this on a daily basis. To date the
girls’ efforts have raised £827.
Taunton Association for the Homeless is a local
charity that the school has supported in the past. Every night the organisation
supports about 200 of the
most vulnerable people in our local area, helping them to overcome their issues
and to build a better future for themselves.