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Students raise funds for local charities Web

Students from the level 1 Introductory Diploma in IT course have come together to raise a generous £200 donation, that will be donated to the baby and infant hospice, Zoe’s Place and St Helens based adult cancer charity, HoneyRose Foundation.

The proceeds were raised as part of their ‘Working with others’ unit, that requires the students to evidence their communication skills both verbal and non-verbal. This year the students tested their confidence and team work skills, by reaching out to two local charities; Honey Rose Foundation and Zoe’s Place, supporting the great work they do with local patients and families across the borough.

To raise funds, the student’s held their very own Easter raffle, where an abundance of Easter products, from luxury eggs to foiled wrapped bunnies, were collected from staff, students and the wider community to create an Easter hamper as the perfect prize.

The fundraiser was a great success for the students, seeing a number of raffle tickets sold to staff and students across the College!

Karen Baines, a representative from the HoneyRose Foundation, commented, “It was a pleasure for myself and Lynn Duffy, founder of the HoneyRose Foundation, to receive such a generous donation from the students. The money that was raised will go towards the organisation of our patients wishes – we work extremely hard to grant all the wishes requests to us, in order to help create special memories for families that can be cherished forever. Thank you so much to the students for thinking of us and raising the money which will help us to continue our work.”

Beverley Duffy, Learning Progress Coach at St Helens College, commented, “I am very proud of all the students who took an active part in fundraising. They have stretched and challenged themselves in many ways. A big thankyou to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket and donated, the money raised has exceeded expectations and will be a huge help to our chosen charities.”