Seevic students raise money for Little Havens
Thursday, 17 December 2015
Students on the Supported Internship programme at Seevic College have raised over £100 for local charity Little Havens Hospice.
Over the past two weeks, the creative students have been selling homemade sweet pots, cakes and cookies for the worthwhile cause. Alongside a stall within the College, located in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, the students also publicised the sale by walking around and inviting both staff and fellow students to make a contribution.
Thomas Pearson, 19, a student involved in selling the treats, said: “I feel that it was a really good experience which enabled us to raise a lot of money for a great charity.
“Talking to other people in the College also built on my confidence which will help with employment in the future”.
Seevic is just one of 15 Further Education Colleges involved in delivering the Supported Internship programme, designed to enable young people with a disability or learning difficulty secure paid employment.
With £46,000 to fundraise each week, the College’s contribution will no doubt help Little Havens. Offering specialised services including respite care and help with medication and pain relief, the charity supports children between the ages of 0-18 years with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Sally Bridger, Community Fundraiser for the charity, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the students for all of their hard work fundraising.
“Your donations really help make every day count for the children and families that we care for”.
The College is holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 2 February 2016 between 5.30-8pm, where you’ll be able to explore the Supported Internship programme. To find out more or to book your place, visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk.