Hairdressing students at Newbury College are taking part in The Rucksack Project, delivering rucksacks to the homeless at Morton Hall, Newbury on Wednesday 3 December at 10.30am.
The Rucksack Project is a national campaign to help the homeless. College students will be organising the event in their tutorial sessions, designating roles, contacting local charities to raise awareness and collecting items to include in the rucksacks. They will also attend and manage the event on the day.
Hairdressing lecturer Deb Chester whose class is taking part in the project said, “I’m involved in the Rucksack Project in Portsmouth and thought it would be great to get our students involved in. The Rucksack Project helps people when they most need it and I felt so passionately about it that I thought it would be great to get our students involved and I am thrilled with their enthusiasm and commitment to the project”.
The Rucksack Project has been running since 2009, growing each year, and has now become a worldwide project.
A student from the hairdressing class who strongly supports the project said, “I feel passionately about helping people less fortunate than myself as I was homeless for two years so I know how it feels”.