Youth ambassadors at Heckmondwike Grammar have raised over £900 for charity.

The fundraising project was organised by Malika Wajid, Isabella Myers and Sonia Boodhoo who had a festive Christmas Jumper Day.

Malika, Isabella and Sonia are all youth ambassador for the Moonlight Trust and the money raised by the students, staff and parents will help the trust in their Bag of Blessings project.

Malika Wajid, Isabella Myers and Sonia Boodhoo

The initiative which supports the homeless and vulnerable during the winter period by providing bags with essentials including sleeping bags, hats, gloves, scarfs, vests, underwear, sanitary products, hand sanitisers, face masks and food.

The donations will stretch even further as every pound raised will be match funded by the One Community ‘Match It’ project. Many Bags of Blessing have been packed already with the amazing support of Moonlight Trust volunteers and Malika, Isabella and Sonia joined with the Moonlight team on Sunday 20th December to pack and prepare more this Sunday ready for distribution over the Christmas period.

Moonlight Trust Volunteers

The Moonlight Trust said: We’re incredibly proud and grateful to Malika Wajid, Isabella Myers and Sonia Boodhoo who led on this fundraising project as well as to all of the students, staff and parents at the school.

The aim of the Moonlight Trust charity is to brighten lives through eradication of poverty. They aim to support those who are homeless, vulnerable, migrants and others underrepresented or disadvantaged people and communities. As part of their work they deliver front-line relief aid, supplies, campaigns, projects, employability skills and capacity development & support for those in need or impacted by Covid-19.