Published on: 16 May 2014

Boys from Wolsey House presented representatives from Anglicare WA’s Street Connect program with more than 20 hygiene packs for homeless youth recently.

Scott and Emma, who met with Wolsey’s Year 10 Anglicare ambassadors Owain Chandler, Adeniyi Adegboye and Sam Collins, said the young people they dealt with would appreciate the simple donation.

Wolsey tutor Jasmine Head, who facilitated the collection, said under the leadership of the Anglicare ambassadors, boys were asked to donate a nominated personal hygiene item. “These were sorted into packs, which will be handed out to homeless youth in Perth via the Anglicare Street Connect bus,” she said.

Ms Head said Scott explained to the boys that many young people in Perth were living a challenging life, and unfortunately for some, living on the street was a better option than living at home.

Ms Head was pleased with the number of boys in Wolsey who made the effort to contribute. “It is great to see the boys of Wolsey showing a charitable mind to those worse off than themselves,” she said.

The Anglicare ambassadors are now working on a joint movie fundraiser with St Hilda’s for Year 10 boys. Later in the year, there will also be the traditional Wolsey Walk from Matilda Bay to Christ Church to raise money.