Festive fun at Seevic College on Christmas Jumper Day raises £250 for Text Santa

Thursday, 17 December 2015

160102-christmas -jumperHundreds of students and staff at Seevic College wore their warmest, wackiest and most wonderful Christmas woollies to celebrate Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 17 December.

A total of £250 was raised for ITV’s Text Santa appeal, as the College joined alongside millions of people from schools, colleges, offices and homes across the country.

Everyone who wore their festive knitwear was asked to donate a minimum of £1 to go to the charity.

The funds raised by staff and students will go towards helping three amazing charities – Macmillan Cancer Support, Make a Wish UK and Save the Children. All three charities are giving hope to families with the difficulty of Christmas.

On a festive last day of term, carol singers also visited the College and helped everyone on Campus get into the Christmas spirit by performing their favourite festive songs.

160102-christmas -jumper -businessPhillip Stone, Teacher of BTEC Business who dug out his Christmas woolly for the day, said: ‘Taking part in this event is great to bring us closer to the community and pay our respects to those not as fortunate as us at Christmas. It definitely helps to bring cheer throughout the year’.

ITV’s Text Santa appeal on Friday 18 December raised £8,383,361 for charity, the highest ever total in the fundraising appeal’s five year history.

Students at Seevic College support a wide range of local and national charities, holding various fundraising events throughout the year.

The College is holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 2 February, 5.30 – 8pm. To find out more and book visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk

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