College Students Raise Over £250 for Children in Need!

Date: 26/11/2013

Dearne Valley College was a hive of excitement recently as a group of students hosted a successful day of fundraising for BBC’s Children in Need, resulting in a fantastic total of £263.

The College’s Level Two and Level Three Childcare students organised the events, which saw them donating money to the cause, to attend College dressed in their onesies, and as their favourite children’s characters. There was plenty going on throughout the day with students selling specially baked Pudsey Bear cookies, and raffle tickets for a hamper full of tasty treats.

A group of brave Dearne Valley College Tutors also agreed to take part in the ‘Soak a Tutor’ challenge, which saw students and staff alike donating money for the chance to throw wet sponges at a line-up of anxious staff. Students also took part in a balloon popping competition and the 'Marshmallow' challenge in which students donated their pennies to discover just how many marshmallows they could fit in their mouths!
Learner Involvement Co-ordinator at Dearne Valley College, Laura Shepherd said:

“We are very proud of our students who took the initiative to organise a variety of exciting activities for the whole College to take part in, and even convinced their Tutors to brave the ever-dropping temperatures to take part in the dreaded ‘Soak a Tutor’ challenge. The student’s successful event raised over £250 for an excellent charity, and we are sure it will go to a good cause.”

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