Mansfield college students put the 'fun' in fundraising
Knocking the heads off celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian, media personality Katie Hopkins and Boris Johnson was just one of the activities enjoyed by students at Mansfield’s West Nottinghamshire College to help raise money for charity.
Students on the Level 2 and the Level 3 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Health and Social Care course have been concentrating on a range of activities as part of their learning company and work placement initiatives and chose a local and a national charity to support.
Their national charity of choice is Mentell, which provides online and in-person circles of support for men aged 18 and over to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from judgement.
Their other chosen charity was the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Support Group in Kirkby. This small support group helps people with dementia, their carers and families through support meetings, friendship, activities and discussions.
This group, which is run from Trinity Centre Point Trinity and St John’s Heritage Centre has plans to organise outings and therapies for its members.
Activities organised by the two groups of students included a count the candy in a jar, naming a giant teddy bear, a prize raffle and the traditional coconut shy with a twist, turning coconuts into not so favourite celebrities’ heads.
Janine Bramley, health and social care placement co-ordinator, said: “The students have worked so hard on this week’s activities, raising a total of £487.67 for the two charities.
“Obviously it’s been incredibly difficult over the last 12 months to take part in actual work placement within the industry, but this experience is helping them to fulfil this aspect of their course in a different light.”