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HCC students volunteer at North London Action for the Homeless

Posted 19th December 2016

Hackney Community College students, studying the Certificate in Housing Practice joined other volunteers to bring merriment and cheer to the less fortunate when they volunteered at local charity, North London Action for the Homeless, over the festive period.
The students offered their support to the drop in centre, to help lift the spirits of the homeless and people in needy circumstances.

As well as lending helping hands, the College also donated a sum of money to the charity which will go towards some much needed equipment. The donation was made in the place of spending money on corporate Christmas cards.

Manager Mike Tomes (pictured above) said: “We are grateful to Hackney Community College for their generous donation. If it wasn’t for people like HCC we wouldn’t be able to be open and support the community. The HCC volunteers are always helpful and on this special occasion the volunteers are helping to prepare the Christmas meal.”

The North London Action for the Homeless serves food to approximately 40-90 people twice weekly. The charity provides three course meals at each session, which consist of soup, a main meal, dessert, tea and coffee – just the thing to keep the cold away.

The centre also provides take away food, clothing (upon request), Welfare Rights Advisers, and Health Access workers. As well as all of this, they run literacy classes, music sessions and outings.

Volunteers are always needed at the centre to help prepare and serve the food, set the tables, deal with any requests and of course that all important washing up.

For information on volunteering or to make a donation, visit the website at www.nlah.org.uk