Students at Verulam School in St Albans have raised an amazing £3,100 for hyh through their 2018 charity appeal, which was organised and led by the Senior Prefect Team.

The theme chosen for the appeal was “The Home” and students were asked to think about what it meant to live at home, and consider those who may not be as lucky as they are.

Speaking about his experience with the fundraising campaign, Verulam School Captain Rob McKee said: “I am very proud of the team and all their hard work. Thank you to all the senior prefects and staff for their contribution.

“I am delighted by the total amount raised for the charity, and looking forward to seeing the progressive work Herts Young Homeless do in the future.”

Among the fundraising activities organised by the Senior Prefect Team were a non-uniform day, with students asked to wear purple to promote the charity even further, and the sale of purple wristbands.

“This is a fantastic achievement by Verulam School and in particular the Senior Prefect Team. Everyone at hyh has been impressed with their enthusiasm and commitment to supporting the charity,” said Alison Wildey, Community and Events Fundraiser.

“They’ve raised an amazing amount of money, which will help hyh support vulnerable young people who are at risk of homelessness.”