College ‘554’ help for homeless

Students and staff from West Notts College have succeeded for the third year in their ‘554 Challenge’.

The initiative was set up to help the homeless by filling 5 shopping trolleys with food and provisions by 5 teams 4 local charities.

Trudi Dean from the school of academic, public services and sports studies devised the challenge and has seen it go from strength to strength.

“The 554 challenge is now in its third year and is well established across the college.,” said Trudi. “Each year the positive attitude and generosity of our students never fails to overwhelm me.”

Trudi developed tutorials on the homeless and the challenge which was shared across the campus promting people to take part and donate items.

“The tutorial informs students about homelessness and where to get help which is really important as many are unaware that it’s an issue in our local community.

“Some of our students have been homeless and have benefitted from the work of these charities.”

Mansfield’s Halls Homeless Project and The Beacon Project will both benefit from the proceeds and will distribute the items to those people in need across the community.

Representatives from the two charities thanked the college for its efforts.