High School Students Sign Up for Second Year of Sleep Easy
Students from Shoeburyness High School will be taking part in Sleep Easy in Schools for a second consecutive year. The campaign, which raises funds and awareness for children and young people at risk of homelessness has been held in Southend across schools, colleges, churches, youth groups, the Girl Guides and the National Citizen Service since 2013.
In 2014, Shoebury High raised £4,000 for youth housing development through Sleep Easy and their charity week, with over 70 students and staff taking part; sleeping rough within a cardboard box overnight for 12 hours within the grounds of the school. Their ambassador team, consisting of students from years 12-13, planned, recruited, promoted and fundraised for the event, gaining valid work experience in an events management environment, working closely with the Fundraising & PR team at Southend YMCA.
In 2015, the school, based on Caulfield Road, will once again lead the event with a new ambassador team to make a measurable difference to the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Southend. Tom Moulton, Fundraising & PR Officer said, "the students and staff from Shoebury High have already made an incredible contribution to the lives of homeless young people in our town and we are incredibly blessed that the students have come forward again to further their legacy. We wish them the best of luck and hope they can build on their accomplishments from last year."
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*Press photo from Shoeburyness High Sleep Easy in Schools 2014