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Know Your Neighbour

Birkdale pupil Benul Rathnam (S2) pledged his support for the Sheffield Star’s Know Your Neighbour initiative, by helping to prepare and serve food to elderly people who visit the Park library café, Duke Street, Park Hill. He featured in a Sheffield Star article about the initiative on Tuesday 27 June.

Benul has been doing this exceptional work since September last year and goes to the café every Friday after school.

Benul said, “It’s nice to chat to the elderly people who go there. I enjoy meeting new people and enjoy the sense of community. Some of them would be on their own if it wasn’t for the café so it’s really important. I think the Know Your Neighbour campaign is really good because it is all about connecting people.”

The theme of the initiative for July is Help Your Neighbour – perhaps we could all learn something from Benul’s outstanding example. Well done!

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