Caldicott Boy Helps the Homeless During Lockdown

15 September 2020

 

We champion any Caldicott boy who goes out of his way to make the lives of others better. Over the last few months, Rahul M (4th Form) has been helping the homeless to cope with the pandemic. His father writes about his experiences.

Over the last few months, as Rahul followed the news he became concerned about how homeless people were coping with the lockdown restrictions. In previous years he has collected toiletries and donated food to SHOC (Slough Homeless Our Concern) and this year he was determined to continue and exceed his previous support.

Rahul decided to sell on the toys he no longer played with and use the money to buy food for The Salvation Army to distribute to those in need. Rahul collected his toys over the months of lockdown, he then cleaned them up and helped advertise them online.

Rahul met with Lieutenant Roelof Vermeulen of The Salvation Army who received the donation of fresh fruit, vegetables, milk and squash. Rahul also returned to help out in the soup kitchen where they make hot meals twice a week for those attending. 

Whilst at The Salvation Army, Rahul heard more from Lieutenant Vermeulen about their work. He then decided to use more proceeds of his sales to sponsor three future evening meal sessions at the soup kitchen. The meals comprised of a hot main, dessert, and a takeaway bag of food. There are usually around 60 people who attend the soup kitchen for these evenings.

Through Rahul’s work, many people have been able to get a hot meal and navigate lockdown a little easier.

 

Caldicott Boy Helps the Homeless During Lockdown

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