A HIGH school in Widnes has come forward to help a homeless charity secure extra funds.

Wade Deacon High School have raised money for the Whitechapel Centre, a homeless and housing charity in Liverpool.

In the build up to Christmas 2018, funds were raised via a school and community based raffle and desperately needed resources and essential supplies were also donated by parents and carers.

The school has been working closely with the charity and their representatives, Mark and Kimberley Forshaw.

Mark, a former student at the Birchfield Road school, spent a week at Wade Deacon delivering assemblies and speaking with students in order to raise awareness of this important issue.

The theme also provided the thread that ran through the school’s Christmas Concert ‘A Million Dreams.’

Mark Forshaw said: "This has been a wonderful experience and I cannot thank the people of Widnes and everyone at Wade Deacon High School enough.

"We have been overwhelmed by people’s generosity and kindness which we know will make such a difference."

The campaign to support The Whitechapel Centre forms part of Wade Deacon’s extensive charity and community support programme led by students with Save the Children, Cancer Research UK, Ronald MacDonald House, The Prince’s Trust, The Rainbow Trust, Willowbrook Hospice, Water Aid, Merseyside Dogs’ Home, Young Minds and Together for Short Lives.