Date: 01/05/2012

Foundation Degree students have gone the distance for charity.

Students studying the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching course at Dearne Valley College (DVC) have completed a charity bike ride to raise over £100.00 for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Dr. Ted Children’s Appeal.

The Higher Education students went head-to-head with fellow Public Services students to see who could cycle the furthest distance as part of the ‘Tour De Dearne’ Challenge.

The groups from the Wath-based College took it in turns to use exercise bikes to monitor how far they cycled as part of the challenge.

As part of the Personal Professional Development unit, the students were split into groups with different responsibilities to make the important day happen. Working as a team, smaller groups were responsible for; media, estates, charity liaison, finance, health and safety and event management.

The Dr. Ted Children’s Appeal, part of Rotherham Hospital Charity, aims to raise funds to further improve the experience of children and families at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust by providing fun and learning accessories.

Tracy Williams, Charity Development Officer, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, commented;
“We are extremely grateful to the students at Dearne Valley College for organising this event on behalf of the Dr Ted Children’s Appeal. It has been a pleasure to work with the students and the money they raise will go a long way in putting smiles on a lot of children’s faces”.

Dearne Valley College are now accepting applications for courses starting September 2012.

For a Further Education course guide 2012/2013 call the Enquiry Line on 01709 513355, email learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk or alternatively the course guide can be downloaded from www.dearne-coll.ac.uk

A further Open Evening will take place at the Manvers Campus from 4.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 15 May 2012.

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