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

Boys from the Brandles School in Baldock have been raising money for the North Herts Santuary in Hit

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

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.


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“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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