Students studying on the Confidence Building course at Riverside College have been busy organising a Valentine themed fair at the College to raise money for Halton Haven and the Rock of Joy Trust.
The students organised and promoted the day with a help from Jamie Watson from Asda in Widnes who donated raffle prizes and also came to the College to help at the event.
The event was a great success and the students handed over cheques to Paula Widdas and Colin McKenzie from Halton Haven and Daniel Cambridge who accepted the cheque on behalf of the Rock of Joy Trust on Friday.
Student Elle Owen said, “Putting your heart into a project and seeing the end result has really helped improve my confidence. I love making things and have spent hours in the classroom and at home making Valentine candles, crackers and cards for the event and I have loved putting together my own stall for the event. The tutors on the course have really supported us with this event. They have motivated us and have given us this great opportunity to gain a new experience, meet new people and raise money for charity.”
Jamie Watson, Community Life Champion from Asda said, “The class have done really well to organise the event and it is great for Asda to work with the College. The charities that are benefiting are definitely worthwhile. I enjoy taking part in these events and witnessing what people can achieve to help in the community.”
Paula Widdas, Head of Fundraising at Halton Haven said, “The Hospice would like to thank all of the students for their hard work in organising this events and raising the money for us. Every person who spends time raising money allows us to give our special kind of caring.”
Daniel Cambridge, Performing Arts tutor said, “Rock of Joy is really grateful for the Colleges continuous support. All of the money raised is going directly to vital building projects at the Rock of Joy Schools in Masaka and Lunguja.”