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Boost for bus organisation thanks to college support

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A group of students from Suffolk Rural College has been supporting an organisation that supports homeless people since September 2023.

The inclusive learners teamed up with The Bus Shelter in Ipswich by volunteering and donating food parcels to support the work of this Wherstead-based business.

SNC Inclusive learning students with staff from the Bus Shelter organisation

As well as giving the young people the chance to support the community, the project has given secondary benefits to the development of all those involved according to tutor Cherese Bradnum.

Cherese – a lecturer in foundation learning – said: “The project is part of our life skills programme and gives our students a variety of additional rewards.

“As well as gaining work experiences that can be added to their CVs, they also develop self-confidence and social skills.

“All in all it’s been a brilliant partnership and we very much want to continue to support this great cause in the future.”

Gareth Brenland created Bus Shelter in Ipswich seven years ago.

The bus shelter sign

Gareth said: “We set up originally to support the homeless but since Covid there has been an increase in the need for food parcels – so we help anyone in need.

“I’d like to thank the college and the students for supporting us. The hard work and commitment they have shown has been inspiring.”

Posted 20 December 2023