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Eagles donate Christmas food to the homeless

Eagles donate Christmas food to the homeless

Inspirational youth group Weston Eagles have rounded off their year by donating Christmas food to dozens of homeless people.

The 40 young people have given food to the Somewhere To Go shelter, which offers a warm, welcoming and safe place for homeless people serving up to 40 meals each day, including free food and a £1 lunch.

Weston Eagles have done a wide range of fundraising events including stewarding at the Eat:Weston food festival and attending numerous Big Worle events including the recent Christmas fundraiser at Becket Primary School. 

Eagles member, Maisie Squire, aged 15 competed in the Frenchay 10K race where she raised money for the group and was crowned the fastest junior at the event.

The group, who are supported by The Big Worle, was started by ex-Priory Community School student Alex Crowther in 2015 with the aim to change the perceptions and stigmas associated with young people in the Weston and Worle area. 

This latest project is just one of many the group has been working on in recent months.

The Eagles Group also has plans to expand out to Burnham, Cardiff and Bridgwater in the New Year, the latter already having a team in place.

Will Stephens, Project Support Officer at The Weston Eagles, said "It's really an honour and privilege to be able to support Somewhere To Go for the 3rd year. They do really fantastic work all year around and we look forward to helping them out again in the future"

Katie Crowther, Social Secretary at The Eagles Group, said "Our Weston branch of the Eagles Group have had a fantastic year and I know they can't wait to hit the ground running in 2018. I'm personally excited to get our new Eagles groups up and running in the coming months.”

Posted on 2018-01-04 18:12:50