Skills for Life students hold Macmillan fundraiser

Skills for Life students hold Macmillan fundraiser

Skills for Life students from Entry Levels 2 & 3 took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support, raising £68.78 for the charity.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £29.5 million and this year they are aiming to raise even more.

Lisa Routledge, Tutor for Skills for Life, explained the reasons the students were keen to take part, Lisa said:

“It’s great for the students to take part in events like this because it shows them how important it is to be part of the community.

“It’s part of their enterprise unit and it gives them some great life experiences and teaches them skills such as cash handling, buying ingredients and aspects of event organisation.”

The students held the coffee morning in the Waves Refectory at the Filey Road campus and invited everyone to join in the fun with a cake stall, games and prizes.  Entry Level 3 Student, Bradley Rose, 17, said:

“We wanted to raise money to help support those with Cancer because it affects a lot of people and families.  We did a lot to get ready and everyone did some baking. It’s important because it helps you understand what charities do.”

Christina Armer, 23, fellow student, added: “I’ve really enjoyed taking part.  My favourite bit was helping to serve the cakes.”