Students bake their way to £90 for charity

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

IMG_2095Foundation Learning students at Seevic College raised £92.25 for Leonard Cheshire Disability at a give and bake sale this week.

As part of their Hospitality work experience module on the college’s Pathways course, students got together to bake a variety of cakes, cookies and biscuits to fundraise for the charity.

Student Tom Sansom said: “It has been great to support this charity. It’s all about helping others – we’ve got to look out for each other.”

Mandy Brown, Pathways Manager at the college, added: “It has been a lovely morning, and we are so proud of our students and what they have achieved.

“Events like these have really helped students like Toby Franklyn improve both their communication skills and confidence.”

The students were joined by Elizabeth Francis, Programme Coordinator (Southend) for the UK charity who support disabled people both in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.

Elizabeth said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Seevic College’s Pathways Hospitality group for holding a fantastic give and bake sale to raise funds for Leonard Cheshire Disability. They should be really proud of their achievements, baking so many wonderful cakes, making their own bunting, and giving such great customer service to everyone on the day.

"I would also like to thank all who came along to enjoy the delicious cakes and cream teas, your generous donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly to support disabled people.”

IMG_2102Providing a five-day provision for students, the college’s Pathways programme is designed for young people who would benefit from learning within a supported environment. From Animal Care and Health & Beauty, through to Performing Arts and Sport, the course helps students to improve their independent living skills, prepare for adulthood and develop the Functional Skills of English and Maths.

A leading college in South Essex for Special Educational Needs, Seevic College, based in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, have seen their Foundation Learning cohort triple since 2010. Their courses are designed to prepare young people with and without learning difficulties for adulthood, to ultimately improve their life opportunities.

For more information about the college’s Foundation Learning courses, please call 01268 756 111 or visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk/foundation.

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