The Kirklees College Health and Social Care and Childcare department has raised £1905 in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind as part of its annual Extravaganza event.
The event was part of the college’s wider fundraising efforts for the Good for Me, Good for FE campaign which promotes fundraising and volunteering initiatives in the Further Education sector.
The event was a great success with 35 students and staff from our Huddersfield Centre participating in a seven-mile sponsored walk from Marsden back to our Huddersfield Centre. They made a stop at The Handmade Bakery on the way for a hot chocolate and flapjack. The walk has raised an impressive amount of money, but the fundraising efforts didn’t stop there.
Upon their return to the Huddersfield Centre, students and staff set up cake and food stalls, games, and a raffle to further raise funds for the worthy cause. The event was a hit with everyone who participated and helped raise much-needed funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Staff and students at Springfield Sixth Form Centre in Dewsbury also took part in various activities to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The events were a testament to the dedication and commitment of our students and staff towards making a positive impact on society. The college is proud to have such passionate and socially responsible individuals as part of its KC community.
Mel Ferguson, Curriculum Area Manager for Health and Social Care at Kirklees College said:
“We are thrilled with the success of the Extravaganza event and the funds raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind. We are proud of our students and staff for their efforts to make a difference in their communities, and we hope that our continued efforts will contribute to the great work done by Guide Dogs for the Blind.”
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