Pupil gives up bed

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A KIND-HEARTED pupil was so moved by the plight of Syr­ian refugees she de­cided to give up her bed for a week.

Thir­teen-year-old Re­nee Benjamin (pic­tured), a pupil at St Antony’s Catholic Col­lege in Urm­ston, spent the last week of Lent sleep­ing on her bed­room floor in sym­pa­thy of chil­dren who have fled their homes fol­low­ing the war in Syria.

Re­nee wants to con­tinue help­ing those af­fected by con­flict. She said: “I saw the pic­tures of chil­dren my own age sleep­ing rough on the tele­vi­sion and in the news­pa­pers and I just wanted to show my sup­port.

“I think it is im­por­tant to show you care about the prob­lems of oth­ers.

“In fact, I am quite en­joy­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence and might even give up my bed for good.

“I want to be a chef when I am older, ide­ally help­ing to feed the thou­sands of refugees who find them­selves home­less in times of con­flict.”

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