Big-hearted English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students are hoping to make a real difference after showing their support to a children’s charity.
The students from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) made a £70 donation and have also offered to volunteer at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
The charity based in Barnet provides home and respite support for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North and Central London and Hertsmere.
Much of its fundraising is currently going towards its Building the Ark campaign to construct north and central London’s only children’s hospice building called The Ark.
There are more than 1,200 children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in the Noah’s Ark catchment area but currently no children’s hospice building.
Student Luiza Dinu, 16, who is originally from Romania, said: “When we heard about the charity we all wanted to help these little children.
“They have many problems and are not feeling good. Everyone in the class has donated money and hopefully this will make their lives easier.”
Students Gracia Nkodia and Fatou Sarr Ndao, both 16, presented the money to Jules Adams, Specialist Carer at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
Mr Adams in turn handed the students with a certificate thanking them for their fundraising and spoke to them about his role in caring for families.
Fatihma Nafeel, Community Fundraiser at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, said: “I think its brilliant what the students have done.
“It’s always so inspiring when young people want to help out in this way and we are very grateful for their support.”
CONEL offers ESOL courses from Entry Level to Level 1 to improve students in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English.