Digging deep to raise cash for charities - The Solihull Observer

Digging deep to raise cash for charities

Solihull Editorial 17th Dec, 2022   0

CHARITY-MINDED students and staff at Solihull Sixth Form College have raised more than £1,000 for several causes since September.

The College’s Student Development team worked with the Student Council to deliver a host of charity and awareness campaigns this term.

It started with a Macmillan Coffee Morning where £226.55 was raised followed by £402.40 for the Disaster Emergency Committee’s Pakistan Flood Disaster appeal, £277.50 for Breast Cancer Research from the Wear It Pink fundraiser and £182.45 was raised for Children in Need.

Student Council, the Health Ambassadors and the Student Development team have come together to raise awareness of Anti-Bullying, Black History, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Awareness and Stress Awareness.

They also celebrated Diwali, Armistice Day and Halloween, raised awareness of World Vegan Day and worked with Urban Heard to deliver a Money Matters Workshop.

The team has been getting into the festive spirit with their Caring Christmas appeals, including a Selection Box Appeal for the Ardenlea Court Care Home and a Food Bank Appeal for Bethany Food Bank.

They also encouraged staff and learners to support Save the Children on Christmas Jumper Day.

Associate assistant principal, Anisa Lokat-Fanning, said: “We have such a caring community at Solihull Sixth Form College and it makes me feel so proud to see learners and staff coming together to help those less fortunate than themselves.

“All the fundraising and awareness events that have happened on campus this term are helping to create a socially responsible community at our College and these are qualities that will stand our learners in good stead for the future.”

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