College students raise cash for hospice cause

SUPPORT: Kirklees College Principal Marie Gilluley joins staff and students from health and social care to present the cheque to Shamaine Armstrong from Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.
SUPPORT: Kirklees College Principal Marie Gilluley joins staff and students from health and social care to present the cheque to Shamaine Armstrong from Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

HEALTH AND Social Care students at Kirklees College raised almost £3,000 for a local charity.

The students – from both the college’s Huddersfield and Dewsbury centres – organised a Christmas Extravaganza and took part in Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice’s Colour Run event to raise an amazing £2,882.57 for the charity.

Tutor Mel Ferguson said: “We chose to raise money for Forget Me Not because some of the staff and students visited the hospice.

“It’s such an amazing place; we all wanted to do something to help.

“We are absolutely delighted to have raised so much money to help Forget Me Not and are looking forward to getting a brick in the celebration wall at the hospice to celebrate our achievement.”