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Psychology Society Help Local Homeless Shelters

The Psychology Society at ARU have been donating items to local homeless shelters in Cambridge.

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The Psychology Society here at ARU have been doing a fantastic job collecting clothing donations for the Rucksack Project.

With the help of generous students and individuals here at ARU and with support from local charity shelters, PsychSoc has filled the Volunteering Office to breaking point with bags and bags of donations, which they have then turned into rucksacks and donated to Jimmy's and Wintercomfort for the Homeless in Cambridge. Jimmy's and Wintercomfort are local charities that provide food and emergency accommodation for homeless people in Cambridge.


Above: Sam (right), an ARU student, drops off her donations to PsychSoc's Rucksack Project with the help of Hannah, the PsychSoc Treasurer.

Thanks to the generosity of ARU students and staff, PsychSoc have filled the Volunteering Office with donations of hats, scarves, gloves and coats, all of which are going into rucksacks ready to be given to local homeless people in the community.

As the winter weather gets worse, these donated clothes can make a huge difference to the lives of homeless individuals and thanks to the efforts of PsychSoc and ARU students and staff, 17 rucksacks filled to the brim have now been donated to Jimmy's.


Above: Adam, Hannah and Sarah drop off rucksacks filled with donations to Jimmy's Homeless Shelter in Cambridge.


If you would like to donate items to PsychSoc's Rucksack Project, please bring your items to the collection boxes, found in Helmore123 and Helmore125. The final drop off to Jimmy's will take place on Friday 11th December. Items donated to Wintercomfort For The Homeless will be dropped off during Festive Volunteering Week from 14-18th December.

To get involved with the project, you can find out more on Facebook by searching 'ARU Rucksack Project 2015' or you can email







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