Collecting Crisp Packets to help the Homeless

Dec 14, 2023

Pupils from St Hild’s have been exploring ways in which they can support vulnerable people through charity without having to raise large amounts of money.

One idea they came up with was recycling crisp packets to donate to Nitelight, a charitable organisation who recycle crisp packets to make sleeping bags for those sleeping on the streets this winter. Each sleeping bag takes 250 empty packets and we originally set a target of 1000 packets to make 4 sleeping bags, one on behalf of each school house.

However, thanks to the hard work and generosity of our pupils, we have collected over 3000 empty packets which will be an enormous help to Nitelight. These will be delivered by our House Captains and pupils will have the chance to spend time with the charity and see how they’re helping to support our community.

We will have a collection box throughout the winter months so pupils can continue to recycle their crisp packets.