Seevic students raise money for charity
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Students at the College have raised £2,200 for local and national good causes following our annual Charity Week held in December 2012, it was announced this week.
The five days of fund-raising events were organised by the Seevic College Student Association, supported by the College’s Student Services team, and took place from 17-21 December.
The end result will see £880 donated to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, £680 given to Thundersley-based Little Haven’s Children’s Hospice while Help for Heroes and Cancer Research UK also each received £200.
Additionally, £240 will be donated towards the Tearfund Toilet Twinning campaign in order to build a school toilet block in a developing country.
"It was amazing to see how many people got involved." Tobi Raji, Student Association
Students from our Benfleet Campus and two Basildon Campuses, located at The Icon and Church Walk House, voted for which charities to support and how funds would be distributed between each – with the final amount raised exceeding all expectations.
Activities that students and staff at the College took part in to help raise funds included a Gangnam Style extravaganza, I’m a Teacher Get Me Out of Here and Seevic’s Got Talent.
Seventeen year-old Tobi Raji is one of four Executive Committee members of the College’s Student Association – tasked with organising Charity Week.
She said: “It was amazing to see how many people got involved in some of the activities – my favourite was I’m a Teacher Get Me Out of Here, which drew a really big crowd. When I found out how much had been raised in total I was totally shocked!”
Learner Advice & Wellbeing Coordinator at the College, Owen Gillham, supported the Student Association with organising the packed week of charity events.
He said: “To raise more than £2,000 for such worthwhile causes was a fantastic achievement by everyone involved. I’d like to thank all students and staff at the College who supported the Student Association during Charity Week.”