The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East Londonâ€™s Skills for Work and Life learners raised almost Â£400 for childrenâ€™s charity, Make-A-Wish Foundation. Local branches of Tesco and Sainsbury donated chocolate to the cause and the diligent learners sold it to fellow students and college staff.
The dedicated fundraisers collected money used to grant magical wishes to children and young people who have life threatening illnesses.
As parents, many of the Skills for Work and Study learners knew only too well how a special treat can really lift the spirits of a child or young person and give them lifelong memories to cherish.
Pavla Cakiroglu, Lecturer in Literacy said, “The fundraiser gave our learners the opportunity to test their team-working and communication skills and it enabled them to excel in their own personal areas for development.”
As part of the magical wishes being granted due to the hard work of the College learners, £200 will contribute towards a magical therapeutic trip to Florida to swim in the sea with Dolphins and £100 towards a Eurostar ticket trip to Paris. The remainder is going towards a special uniform for a boy who wishes to become a police man or fireman and a Tiara to fulfil a little girl’s dream of becoming a princess.
College learner, Robert Hutchinson (pictured far right) said: “It was great! It gave me a buzz to know that I am doing something positive for such a good cause!”
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- Last Updated: 21 March 2013