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Students organise ‘Bring a Pound Day’ event

7th October 2016

Health and Social Care students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) organised a number of activities for the whole college to participate in for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice ‘Bring a Pound Day’.

Students organise ‘Bring a Pound Day’ event

The fundraising activities, which took place at the College’s Knutton Lane campus on Friday 7 October, included a book sale, a Sweet Sweepstake where staff and students had to guess the number of sweets in a jar and a Bush Tucker Challenge inspired by ITV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Outta Here’.

The Bush Tucker Challenge included staff eating chilli, garlic, chicken feet, a brain smoothie and a variety of edible crunchy critters. Staff and students that wanted to watch their colleagues and lecturers taking part donated £1 to take a seat in the auditorium and watch them squirm.

Marggie Law, Curriculum Leader in Health and Social Care, said: “We planned a series of fun activities for ‘Bring a Pound Day’ because we wanted to raise lots of money for a fantastic local charity. The students studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care learn about arranging charity events and they have put lots of energy into organising this as part of their course.”

The College has raised over £400 today for Bring a Pound Day and all proceeds raised will go to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

The annual Douglas Macmillan Hospice ‘Bring a Pound Day’ has generated more than £272,000 for the charity since it was first staged in 2010 and it is their biggest fundraising event of the year.

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