NPA Teams-up with The Penny Appeal and The Peterborough Soup Kitchen

 This week, International humanitarian charity, The Penny Appeal, teamed up with Peterborough’s Soup Kitchen and Nene Park Academy to hand out gift bags to the homeless people in Peterborough.

The gift bags included hats, gloves and toiletries which were given out from the Penny Appeal’s bright orange double decker bus in the car park of the Brewery Tap.

The donation was made possible due to funds raised by students from Nene Park Academy and staff and students from the Academy were on hand to take part and help to give out the gift bags.

The Soup Kitchen also provided the homeless with hot meals and arranged for hairdressers to be available to offer free haircuts to those who wanted them.

Science Teacher at Nene Park Academy, Zahid Bashir, said: “The students have been fantastic and their enthusiasm for helping those in need within the community is inspiring. We are so proud of all the hard work they have put in to raise money and support this important cause.”

Yaseen Sheikh, Midlands Fundraising Coordinator, said: “I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the teachers and students at Nene Park Academy and Peterborough Soup Kitchen for working with Penny Appeal in serving the Peterborough community. It was great to see everyone working together from all backgrounds, having fun and helping to make a BIG difference.”

 Penny Appeal are an international humanitarian organisation that currently work in over 30 crisis hit countries around the world including the UK. As an aid agency, Penny Appeal ensure delivery on the basis of need and not background. As part of the Winter Emergency campaign, Penny Appeal are working with hard to reach, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in the UK working closely with statutory, voluntary and faith based organisations.

To find out how you can get involved with the Penny Appeal’s ‘Winter Emergency Appeal’, visit www.pennyappeal.org.