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KIND GESTURE: 10-year-old raises money for Hemel Hempstead based charity DENS

 Published on: 17th February 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Hemel Hempstead based homeless charity is set to benefit from vital funding thanks to the amazing efforts of a 10-year-old student.

Laura Chappell, a student at Bishop Wood School in Tring, decided to raise money for DENS by shaving her head on Valentine’s Day. 

She said: “I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while. I know about DENS through my school because we support the Harvest Appeal. I want to do something to help homeless people because everyone deserves a home. It’s wrong that people don’t have somewhere to stay and something to eat so that every day is a struggle. I want to stop that struggle,”  

Thanks to Laura’s epic efforts, she has managed to double her original target of £1,000.

To date she has raised £2,237.

A spokesperson from DENS mentioned: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Laura for raising both awareness and vital funds for DENS with this inspiring act of kindness. Her support will ensure that we can continue to help rebuild the lives of vulnerable people in the community.”

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