Christian Charity Launches Appeal for Homeless

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Students from Cardinal Hume Catholic School took part in a giant gingerbread bake-off to help end homelessness.

Gateshead charity Oasis Community Housing launched its 35th Anniversary Giving a Home appeal on Thursday. 

Every year, the charity supports up to 2,000 people who want to leave homelessness behind through a number of North East and London projects. This Christmas they are aiming to reach even more people sleeping rough as the temperatures plummet.

Year seven children from the Wrekenton School went head-to-head to make as many gingerbread men as they could against the clock. In total they made a whopping 433, with Team Win taking the top prize by baking 222.

Mike Salt, from Oasis Community Housing, said: “It’s been a wonderful way to start our appeal and we are delighted to see so many young people interested in our mission and wanting to make a real difference. They have had loads of fun, honed their cooking skills and made a great contribution to the community.”

Martin Stobbs, head of design faculty at the school, said: “The students of Cardinal Hume Catholic School brought so much enthusiasm to the gingerbread challenge, because they have a real sense of wanting to help people who are going through difficult circumstances. 

“We are pleased to support a charity that has been working in our Gateshead community for 35 years and that really believes each person has worth and deserves a home where they feel safe.”

Year 12 students from the school are working with Oasis Community Housing for the next year as part of a Social Action Project on homelessness and sold the gingerbread to the school during break-time, raising £141.

The appeal runs until mid-January and a gingerbread house where the public can make a donation will be in the Gateshead Tesco atrium from November 27th.

 

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