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Tresham Foundation Learning students raise money for Cancer Research UK

04.02.2015

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Tresham College of Further and Higher Education’s Foundation Learning groups have raised over £200 for Cancer Research UK. The Foundation Learning group based at Tresham’s Kettering campus have been raising money since the start of November. The 45 students across four groups who are all studying BTEC Entry 2 Independence and Work and BTEC Entry 3/Level 1 Skills for Work have been involved in raising the money for Cancer Research UK; a charity that is personal to some of the learners within the group and their families.

The group raised a total of £234.31 by making Christmas cards, decorations, cookies and meringues, as well as holding a Christmas pudding tombola activity. The parents of all the students got involved and encouraged the students to partake as well as donating money to the cause by purchasing decorations and food made by the students. This fundraising activity will be used as evidence to complete their course. The tutors have all expressed the importance of raising money for charity to the students and how it can help others

Ralph Hine, Supported Learning tutor said “All our learners actively participate in Enterprise/work placement activities, including raising awareness and money for charitable/voluntary organisations, which forms part of their main qualification. Our learners are very enthusiastically engaged in a range of activities, encouraging other learners, staff, parents, visitors and an external company to become involved. We collaborated with Coleman’s stationers and their very helpful staff, to create some very professional and appealing products which we sold within the college and wider community. Some of our learners even gave up some of their spare time to staff a stall at break and lunch times, parents evenings and information and guidance sessions, to promote the hard work and dedication given by all those involved. In total we managed to raise £234.31 for a very worthwhile and meaningful charity.”

Cancer Research UK aids to find a cure for Cancer. The charity relies solely on donations and doesn’t receive any Government funding for their research to take place. Their focus is on four key areas-working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective. The charity continues to support research into all types of cancer and across all age group.

Congratulations to all involved!

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