Congratulations to Bella Crouch and Alice Meers (Solidarity Portfolio Leaders) who launched and coordinated our recent ‘Hope in a Suitcase’ charity drive. Hope in a Suitcase is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers dedicated to showing local children in the foster care system that they are loved and valued by the community. They do this by providing foster kids with suitcases to call their own, filled with practical items just for them. This provides a safe and secure place in which to pack their belongings and take with them wherever their journey may lead. For many young people, these items represent all that they own.
The response from staff, students and our wider SPX was amazing. We filled the Ministry Room with many baskets of wonderful (and practical) items for children who are really doing it tough. A big thank you to Bella and Alice for showing such great initiative and leadership.