Seevic College run their way to £345 for Leukaemia Care
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Seevic College joined forces with Writtle College and South Essex College to raise £345 for Leukaemia Care. The Colleges completed a 5k Colour Run at Writtle College on Tuesday 8 March.
Seevic decided to donate the money they raised to Leukaemia Care as it is a very close charity to home. One student in particular took part in the event due to his drive to raise as much money for charity as possible.
Tom Berry, 17, who is currently studying A-Levels at Seevic said: “I am very passionate about helping good causes and I want to do a lot of charity events over the next couple of years.”
He added: “Fundraising is a great way to enjoy yourself as well as give back to those in need of your support. This 5k run is just the start of many events in which I will be taking part in throughout the coming years.”
Clare Thomas, Sports Maker at Seevic College, organised the whole event for the Colleges to come together in order to raise money for the charity. Clare said: “There was a great atmosphere and it was good to see all of the students having fun whilst doing exercise. It was lovely to see a variety of students and not just your typical sports students.
“By having events like this it helps to promote exercise as well as build a stronger sense of community around the College. I am so proud of all the students that took part and all the money they donated together.”
Daniel Potter, 18, who currently studies BTEC Level 3 Art and Design is very passionate about sport and involves himself in every activity possible around the College. Daniel said: “I enjoy sport and doing events like this as they give you motivation to set yourself on a path to fitness.
“The best part of the day was socialising with new people from the College and knowing that you are helping people in need. We had the opportunity to raise awareness of how we can help charities as well as having a fun day.”
Seevic College hold a variety of events throughout the year and their students enjoy taking part in charity events in order to show their support.
To find out more about other events held at the College visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk/news