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Brent Kilburn Times reported. Children from Willesden school take part in sleepover to raise money for homeless people Pupils from a primary school in Willesden spent the night experiencing homelessness to raise money for rough sleepers. Children from St Mary’s CofE Primary school in Garnet Road, swapped their beds for gym mats as they discovered what it meant to be homeless, including a supper of bread and soup in the evening. Healthy sugar swaps cereals and milk was donated for breakfast by Asda Park Royal. Working in collaboration with Free The Children, an international charity encouraging children to be agents of change the pupils used the experience to raise funds for Ashford Place, a refuge centre for homeless people based in Ashford Road, Cricklewood.. Cllr Lesley Jones, deputy mayor of Brent, and Harlesden councillors Aisha Eniola and Bobby Thomas, attended as did representatives from Ashford Place including two homeless people who answered the children’s many questions including how they cope in freezing weather. Luke Patterson, teacher and history and geography co-ordinator at the school, said: “It was really interesting for everybody. The children got a real sense of what it means to be homeless and how it can happen to anybody. “We heard that Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran and Jay-Z have been homeless at some point which came as a surprise to me too.”
Together with Ealing police and Andras (colleague who translates the gentleman's language), we managed to help a homeless man by convincing him, it was in his best interest to seek medical treatment as he was hurt and homeless. We carried him to the hospital, whiles there we searched Facebook and found him, seeing that his last post was Jan, 9th, 15, to a friend. We contacted his friend via facebook. The friend then gave us a contact number for his cousin who lives here in London. After Andras had spoken to his cousin, he then drove from Croydon to meet with us at the hospital. The cousin said both him and his long term partner only decided to take a day off from work as it was too cold in their line of business. We discover he was only homeless for 5 days as a result of him losing his home. The gentleman was unable to make contact With friends or family because his phone battery had died, unable to charge his phone and very little English he faced a barrier. I HAVE LEARNT that GOD IS GREAT, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. NOTHING HAPPENS BEFORE ITS TIME! I know our colleagues were extremely concerned about the welfare of the gentleman. He is with his family and safe in the arms of the professionals. His brother is also on his way to render his support. He was discharged from hospital Thursday 5, Feb, 2015. He has now travelled back to Hungary with his brother. Thank you Ken (G.S.M) for the recognition, but I only did what I felt was right.
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Here, at Asda Park Royal, our colleagues have all signed up to the Rubbish Diet Challenge. Slimming our bin lines of food wasted!
At Stone-bridge over sixty forum helping serve food and drink. It was lovely to see so many smiling faces ladies and gents! Great way of bringing our elderly community together to socialise. Dancing is a form of exercise for the over sixty.