Sixth form students donated food and toiletries to a charity that supports homeless people.

The products were donated last week as part of the Harvest Festival by pupils from across the whole of Chigwell School, who had been urged to make an effort to help people less fortunate than themselves.

The sixth form students helped to deliver dried and tinned food, cereal, tea, coffee and bathroom products to Streets2Homes, a drop-in centre offering homeless and vulnerably housed people aged 18 and above help to get out of their situation.

School Chaplain The Revd. Gary Scott said: “These food gifts were donated by pupils across the whole school, from pre-prep to sixth form and we are thankful for the kindness and generosity of our school community once more.”

Streets2Homes serves people in this situation around Harlow and surrounding areas in Essex. It aims to link isolated people to services that are known to discriminate against them and inspire them to start the process of taking control of their lives.

The charity also provides people with social contact and help to find accommodation, homeless prevention and tenancy sustainment advice.

Streets2Homes is based at 2a Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QP and is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.