Students at Shipley College took part in this year’s ‘First Give Social Action Project’ which gives young people the opportunity to take part in meaningful social action.
We were delighted to hear the Health & Social Care Level 2 students had chosen to support our charity. I visited them at the college to talk about how our practical and emotional support services help local people affected by a cancer diagnosis. Their enthusiasm was infectious, and it was clear that they wanted to do the best they could to win the ‘First Give’ £1,000 prize for us.
The work they did on the project was so impressive. They made a display board to represent the work of the charity and a video for their presentation to the panel of judges. The fundraising element of the project involved Asim Khan having his head shaved, and making up bags of sweets to sell to fellow students. These events raised a total of £342.0!
On the day of the presentation, the judges were impressed with the skills shown in the filming of their social activities including the music chosen for the video. The passion, commitment, and knowledge of the charity they shared, were moving, I was so proud of them all.
Student groups from Shipley and Craven Colleges represented 12 charities and all gave amazing presentations. However, there could only be one winner and it was our group that took the £1,000 prize for Cancer Support Yorkshire. They also raised so much awareness of the charity and this is to be applauded too.
With exams out of the way, they came back for a visit so we could thank them for their support and present certificates as a token of our appreciation.
Linda Enderby, Lead Fundraiser – Events & Community
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