Brandles boys hope to raise £1,000 for Hitchin sanctuary

PUBLISHED: 17:01 02 June 2018

Boys from the Brandles School in Baldock have been raising money for the North Herts Santuary in Hitchin. Picture: Alan Millard

Boys from the Brandles School in Baldock have been raising money for the North Herts Santuary in Hitchin. Picture: Alan Millard

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A group of boys from the Brandles School in Baldock have completed a series of events to raise funds for North Herts Sanctuary in Hitchin.

Five boys in Year 7 to 10 manned a fruit and cake stall in Hitchin’s Market Place last Wednesday to fundraise for the sanctuary – which offers support and shelter to single people who are homeless.

Other events organised by the boys have included organising an inter-school football competition and a sponsored walk from Baldock to the sanctuary.

The school – which specialises in helping boys with social, emotional or mental health needs – has been working with volunteers wtfrom the Education, Learning, Skills and Achievements programme.

The founder and CEO of ELSA, Jane Shipley, said: “The initiative, enthusiasm, hard work and energy of the boys and the gratitude they showed towards their wonderful supporters was exhilarating and a great credit to them.

“So far the boys have raised more than £600 for Hitchin Sanctuary and they are hopeful of passing the £1,000 mark.”

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