I recently visited New College Leicester to help launch their “Tins for the Tenth” campaign to feed at least 10% of the homeless population.
According to the housing charity Shelter, at least 280,000 people in England are homeless with thousands more at risk of being homeless, including 3,700 people here in Leicester.
The students at New College plan to ask schools from across the city to help them collect the tins which will be distributed amongst various homelessness projects across the city. They also want to use the “Tins for the Tenth” campaign to help raise awareness amongst young people about the root causes of homelessness and what can be done to tackle the problem.
I am so proud of these students who are doing a fantastic job and I would strongly encourage other schools to get involved.