Selby College students and staff have raised more than £310 for BBC’s Children in Need through their fundraising efforts.
From creating their own Pudsey Bear keyrings to a pyjama day and charity tournaments, students from across Selby College carried out a number of initiatives to raise money for this year’s Children in Need.
Using the College’s state-of-the-art laser cutting and engraving machinery, Level 3 Engineering students designed and created Pudsey Bear keyrings which were available for staff and students to purchase. The Engineering department also made a Children in Need display within the College’s Jubilee Building which featured a life-size Pudsey Bear.
In addition to this, the College’s Level 3 Business students and Level 2 and Level 3 Plumbing students held charity football matches on the College’s sports field.
Within the Health, Social and Childcare department, students also dressed in their pyjamas and held a teddy bears’ picnic to support the charity.
“Myself and the rest of the Guidance and Support Tutors carried out a number of fundraising activities with our students, from a ping pong tournament to playing games and more. The students were all so keen to take part and even took it upon themselves to carry out their own fundraising events and ideas. They were delighted to be able to support such a well-deserving charity and to make a difference to the lives of children across the UK,” said Claire Laurie, Guidance and Support Tutor at Selby College.
Level 3 Information Technology student Addison Coudette even held his own sponsored silence which lasted the whole College day, raising more than £57.
“I am quite a talker so I found it really difficult being silent all day, but my course mates and tutors were really supportive of me. My friend has previously used Children in Need’s services so I felt it was right to support the charity and the amazing work that they do,” said Addison.
Children in Need is the BBC’s official UK charity and raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect.
To find out more about Children in Need and how you can donate, please visit: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/