Richard Huish College Raise £495

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Students from Richard Huish College have raised £459 for the Beacon Centre in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

Second year students studying Vocational Business, came together to host two charity events in aid of the centre as a part of one of their formal assessments. The students were tasked with planning, conducting and evaluating an event, choosing to raise both funds and awareness of the amazing work that takes place in the Beacon Centre.

The students were split into two groups, with one team hosting a Bingo Evening open to the public, and another hosting a Sports Fair for the other Huish students to take part in. Both events were a huge success, raising a grand total of £459 over the two days.

The first event saw students, members of the public and residents from the Oak Meadows Care Home come together to play Bingo and try their luck in the raffle, whilst enjoying teas, coffees and cakes that were kindly donated by local businesses.

The Sports Fair saw a variety of different activities for the students and staff of Richard Huish College to get involved in. Activities included; table tennis, basketball, crossbar challenge, guess the amount of sweets and a raffle. Staff members at the College also helped out with the event with some providing their baby photographs for the ‘guess the baby challenge’ and some of the braver volunteers participating in a ‘sponge the teacher’ activity.

The students were later joined by Dan Varley, the Community Fundraiser from Musgrove Park Hospital, to hand over the cheque. 

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Speaking on the event, Sharon Williams, the Course Manager for Vocational Business commented;

“I am immensely proud of students, they worked incredibly hard to ensure the events ran smoothly. They independently contacted local businesses to ask for donations to use within the raffle and Bingo prizes and I would like to thank them for their kind generosity”.

Dan Varley