Early Years and Health & Social Care students from Scarborough TEC are preparing to get ‘scared silly’ as they raise money for Willows Lull and Mencap at After Dark, a horror themed trio of scare mazes at Driffield Showground for Halloween.
The fearless students will be raising money for the two charities through sponsorship as they tackle the frightful entertainment based on local legends and featuring live actors who guarantee to leave the students screaming for more.
Level 3 Health & Social Care student, Ellie Louth, 16, explained: “We are doing this fundraiser at After Dark in our pyjamas and we will be getting our friends and families to sponsor us. If we don’t complete all three challenges there will be consequences; we just haven’t found out what they are yet.
“Willows Lull is a children’s respite and it’s a fairly new charity in Scarborough so we want to be able to help them by giving them some money and raise awareness for what they’re doing. Mencap are so well known for the work that they do, they have a branch in Scarborough too and we decided as a group that we wanted to support them as well.
“This is a good way to raise money for charities and show recognition to those who support those who have disabilities.”
Pam Osman, Programme Leader for Health & Social Care, added: “Organising events like this promotes independence to our students and sets them up for university; where they will need to think for themselves as they prepare to go out into the world of work.
“In Health & Social Care we talk to the students about vulnerable groups and give them the opportunity to pick the charities they would like to support; they want to help the local community and feel like they are doing something good for people in Scarborough. They are doing such a brilliant job.”