Grasmere Primary School students don woolly hats to raise awareness of homelessness across Hackney
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Children from Grasmere Primary School have been doing their bit to raise awareness of homelessness across Hackney.
Now in its seventh year, Woolly Hat Day sees thousands of people wearing beanies, caps and berets to help St Mungo’s raise money for its work supporting homeless people.
The charity has a hostel in Mare Street with 70 beds, and 25 more “sit-up beds” on the way as part of the Mayor of London’s “no second night out” scheme.
Grasmere head Mark Derrington said: “I feel it is really important that children learn the role of charities and why it is important that we pull together as a community to raise money for those less fortunate.
“We had six children tell their parents or carers about St Mungo’s and we are delighted to have raised £266.”
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