College has Fun Fundraising with Pudsey
Cornwall College Saltash students and staff pulled together yesterday to help raise money for this year's BBC Children in Need appeal.
Students used time out of normal lessons during a scheduled enrichment day to take part in a variety of activities including a bake sale, a charity car wash and a celebrity photo shoot with a cardboard cut out of Coronation Street’s Jack and Vera Duckworth as the main attraction. Staff and students also donned an array of spotty fancy dress outfits in line with the campaign’s theme ‘Show Your Spots, Lets Raise Lots’.
The College held an ‘It’s a Pudsey Knockout’ competition at the K3 Youth Centre on site, with teams of six paying to take part. Pudsey Bear was on hand to cheer them on and join in the fun and games. The winning team were the ‘Lazy Girls’ who got in the spirit by wearing pyjamas for the event.
Students from the College’s Beauty Therapy department gave spotty manicures while Business students held a raffle for Pudsey and Blush teddies. A Skills for Life student held a guess how many sweets are in the jar competition and a similar competition is ongoing after Church Road Stores in Saltash donated a large jar of Chocolate Eclairs to the College. A male Construction student was sponsored to dress in pink and wear a tutu for the day and Plumbing students were sponsored to cycle 60 miles on an exercise bike.
The campus has so far raised £300 with more money still to be handed in. It’s expected the total could hit £500 by next week. Activities are also taking place on the College’s other campuses across Cornwall with all students and staff keen to help the cause.
Becki Lewis, Student Liaison Officer at the College, said: “There has been an overwhelming level of support from both staff and students for Children in Need this year. Everyone has got involved and helped us raise an amount we can be very proud of.”
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, added: “It’s fantastic to see everyone getting so involved in raising money for such a worthwhile cause. We always encourage our students to help charities to raise not only cash but also awareness for the cause and have fun while they are doing it.”