On Friday 18th March staff and students across Riverside College did something funny for money and raised a college record of £2,587 on red nose day for Comic Relief.
On the day staff and students achieved the mammoth task of riding from Lands End to John O’Groats on spinning bikes provided by DW Sports in Widnes, with a total of 847 miles cycled.
A week long campaign was also concluded, staff and students had been voting by donating money for the College Manager they wanted to see leading an aerobics session dressed up as a big blue monster. Ste Bailey, Head of Student Services was the lucky winner and a great sport when leading the aerobics session with the help of an instructor from DW Sports.
Olivia McLaughlin, Programme Manager and the organiser of Comic Relief day at the Kingsway Centre said, “The event was a fabulous success with a fantastic amount raised for a highly worthwhile cause. This would not have been possible without the generous help and support of Ashley and Teri from DW Sports in Widnes. A huge thanks again to the gym for their unwavering support and to everyone who took part right across the College and helped to make the day such a success.”
More events than we can list took place right across the college and were happening right throughout the week. From the sales of red noses, to a smashy and nicey radio show, music gigs at lunch times, dressing up, dressing down, wearing wigs, book sales, beauty and holistics therapy treatments, selling cakes, name the teddy competitions and much much more.