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CVMS Pupil & Family Organise Fundraiser for the Homeless

Second Form pupil Kaleb H, and his sister, Karis and Eleah-Grace, organised their own 5k sponsored walk for Crisis Homeless Charity on New Year’s Day in memory of their Parish Priest, Father Terry Murray, who sadly passed away before Christmas.

They wanted to do something to help others less fortunate than them and help Fr Terry's legacy live on. Supporters joined the Hanson family and did a 5K walk from Quex Road, Kilburn around St John’s Wood and back up to Kilburn. Despite a little shower of rain, the mood was good and spirits were high and the walk was carried out in around 1 hour and 20 minutes. 

Kaleb said: "We felt inspired when our Mum recently offered to buy a coffee for a homeless man who we often see sleeping on a bench near our home, however, we also felt that we wanted to do more to help."

Councillor Eddie Hanson, Kaleb's father, added: "They did this walk in memory of the beloved Father Terry Murray who gave so much to help others, and wanted to do something to follow in his footsteps and see his legacy live on through the good work of others."

Kaleb and his siblings are extremely grateful to have had a lot of support and generous donations and in their efforts to help end homelessness, they have raised over £2,500. Very well done to all involved.