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College fundraising nets £1,000 for CHICKS
Students and staff at Cornwall College Saltash have turned fundraisers over the past few months taking part in a range of activities to raise money for children's charity CHICKS.
Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS) is a national charity, currently in its twentieth year, which specialises in providing respite breaks for disadvantaged children. This year they aim to provide over 1,200 children with a holiday break they otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy.
Fundraising activities have included staff running the Plymouth Half Marathon in fancy dress, a cream tea afternoon at the campus, Professional Cookery students making and selling cakes at local community events, collection tins in and around the College and much more.
So far the donations have totalled an amazing £1,000 with more yet to be confirmed and both students and staff are feeling very proud of their efforts that have gone into raising such a large amount.
Kerry Jackson, Programme Manager for Business at the College, helped organise much of the effort. She said: “Everyone has worked really hard to raise this money for CHICKS via many different events and it has been a fantastic team effort. We are extremely proud to have been able to make a difference to so many young people’s lives.”
Azita Shamsolahi, Individual Supporters Fundraiser at CHICKS added: “Everyone at CHICKS is extremely grateful for the support of Cornwall College Saltash. They all did a fantastic job fundraising for the charity as well as running the Plymouth Half Marathon which took hard work and determination. All the money raised will help CHICKS to provide free respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK. With the present economic climate we appreciate support now more than ever.”
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College said: “What a brilliant effort by both students and staff at our Saltash campus. Everyone has worked really hard to end up with a fantastic result for charity.”