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A Year 3 pupils from Bathwick St Mary Church School recently endured a night of rain and snow to raise funds for a Bath-based homelessness charity.

Tamsin bravely took part in the annual Big Bath Sleep Out in Alice Park after learning about the important work of Julian House, which supports vulnerable and at-risk individuals in Bath and across the South West, including adults and young people experiencing homelessness.

After collecting cardboard boxes and getting her sponsorship organised, Tamsin and her dad set off for Alice Park with 96 other Bath residents, sleeping out overnight despite the terrible weather!

“I took on the challenge as when I saw people who didn’t has as much as us, I wanted to help,” she explained. “It went well, but it started raining before it snowed, so I didn’t get much sleep as we didn’t have a shelter to start with.

“I felt good that I have done something for people in need.”

Kevin Purkiss, headmaster at Bathwick St Mary, commented, “We are always thrilled when we see how the school’s Christian Values are lived and breathed by our children. It is a joy to witness children growing and understanding what it really means to live out love, perseverance, joyfulness, respect, fairness and forgiveness.  

“Tamsin serves as an inspiration to us all and raised an incredible £600 for Julian House. We are all so proud of her achievement, especially in such testing weather conditions!”