Sawley Junior School

‘Wear a Woolly Hat for the Homeless’ Pupils at Sawley Junior School have undertaken a ‘non-uniform’ day with a difference. The children recently met Freddie, the Homeless Frog mascot from the Canaan Trust (Freddie does not have a pad of his own) at a recent school assembley. Afterwards the children decided to hold a day when they would think about those who were homeless in their community. The children agreed to hold it as a ‘non-uniform day’ when they would come to school wearing a ‘woolly hat’ (or any hat). Each child would bring a donation of £1 (or whatever they could afford) to give as their way of helping the work of the Canaan Trust serving the needs of homeless males from the local area. As you can see from the photo the children had a great time while learning of the reality of homelessness in their community – not everyone has a bed to sleep in, nor hot food to look forward to. The children are joined in the photo by Mrs Burton, Headmistress, and Pete Peabody their former Caretaker and now a Volunteer Supported at the Canaan Trust The Trust would like to say a Big ‘Thank you’ to Mrs Burton, the Headmistress, and all the children and staff of Sawley Junior School for taking part and supporting those who are less fortunate in our community. Freddie would be delighted to visit any school to talk about his life sleeping rough in West Park and his other many friends who have been homeless. Freddie can tell of how he has now found a safe home and all the support he needs here at the Canaan Trust.