This October, Middlesex Students’ Union will be launching our new MDX Home Soup Kitchen on campus.
As well as providing hot meals for local homeless people and those from a low income background, MDX Home volunteers will also provide medical and legal assistance and other support.
The inaugural event will take place on the University’s Hendon campus on Saturday 8th October, 10am until 3pm, followed by monthly soup kitchens in MDX House.
As well as providing guests with a hot meal, nursing students - under qualified supervision - will be on hand to provide medical aid and mental health support. Local doctors will also be dropping by to assist with the medical assessments.
Middlesex Law students will be present too, giving free legal advice and assistance in areas such as filling in benefit forms.
MDXSU are also seeking barbers and hairdressers to volunteer their time on the day, and clothing donations would be appreciated as well, with plans for an in-situ clothes bank to be placed on campus in the near future. Local students and residents will be invited to use this clothes bank once it is in place.
The MDX Home community support day has been organised by Middlesex Students’ Union Vice President Orla Hillary, who is also a qualified nurse. She said: “Middlesex University Students’ Union is committed to working in the local community to help those that need it most.
“Although plans are well underway, we are still looking for volunteers. Any food that people are willing to donate or make, hairdressers or barbers willing to spend some time using their skills and clothes you no longer want or need, we would love and appreciate your help.
“If you can’t make this month’s soup kitchen, don’t worry. We’re planning on holding them every month, so there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with MDXSU’s soup kitchen.”