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News: Col­lege comes togeth­er to raise mon­ey for fan­tas­tic causes

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Through­out 2021 stu­dents from across our col­lege cam­pus­es have been com­ing togeth­er to raise mon­ey and donate their time for some fan­tas­tic causes!

From fan­cy dress and pam­per days to bak­ing, run­ning, and walk­ing; there have been many cre­ative approach­es to fundrais­ing this year and with the launch of our offi­cial char­i­ty last month, The Teenage Can­cer Trust which was vot­ed for by Stu­dents, we can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store!

For many, the oppor­tu­ni­ty to plan char­i­ty events and raise mon­ey has allowed our learn­ers to enhance the wealth of trans­fer­able skills they learn as part of their col­lege cours­es, includ­ing team­work, event plan­ning, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, maths skills and much more.

Here’s a round-up of just some of the amaz­ing fundrais­ing efforts that have tak­en place this year. 

Nottingham College sport their festive fancy dress for The Teenage Cancer Trust.

As part of a Christ­mas themed week organ­ised by our Well­be­ing Team, staff and stu­dents sport­ed their best fes­tive fan­cy dress. Our cater­ing stu­dents made Christ­mas cook­ies to sell and a gin­ger­bread house which became a raf­fle prize. All the mon­ey raised from these events has been donat­ed to our Char­i­ty of the Year, the Teenage Can­cer Trust.

Early Years raise money for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and Young Minds

It wasn’t just our cater­ing stu­dents who were busy bak­ing this year. Lev­el 3 Ear­ly Years stu­dents made and sold a range of Christ­mas good­ies around the City Hub cam­pus and raised over £100 which they used to buy gifts for the Sal­va­tion Army Christ­mas Appeal.

Ear­li­er this year the fac­ul­ty also held a Hel­lo Yel­low’ fundrais­er for Young Minds in the run up to World Men­tal Health Day. Stu­dents baked cakes and held a range of child friend­ly games and activ­i­ties so they could put the skills they learn on their course into action. 

Staff and students donate their time to community volunteering projects

Our stu­dents and staff both vol­un­teer reg­u­lar­ly through­out the year with Not­ting­ham Com­mu­ni­ty and Vol­un­teer­ing Ser­vice (Not­ting­ham CVS). Over 2021, fol­low­ing a large uptake in online vol­un­teer­ing in 2020 dur­ing lock­down, many more hours were vol­un­teered by Not­ting­ham Col­lege. Some key micro-vol­un­teer­ing projects have includ­ed our Stu­dent Union’s Green Soci­ety where projects involved clean­ing local rivers and plant­i­ng new gar­dens. Anoth­er pop­u­lar way to vol­un­teer time was through through admin tasks to help peo­ple who aren’t Eng­lish lan­guage speak­ers or IT lit­er­ate.

If you want to see how you can vol­un­teer, even a few hours a month, from home — see oppor­tu­ni­ties here: https://​www​.not​ting​ham​cvs​.co​.uk/​v​o​l​u​n​t​e​e​r​i​n​g​/​s​e​a​r​c​h​-​f​o​r​-​o​p​p​o​r​t​u​n​ities

Hair and Beauty students’ fundraising efforts

Our Hair and Beau­ty stu­dents have tak­en a local cause to their hearts and have pledged a year of fundrais­ing to help raise aware­ness and buy resources to tack­le knife crime.

The stu­dents were inspired by the sto­ry of a local young man, Byron, who was trag­i­cal­ly killed ear­li­er this year. They have joined forces with his mum Zoe to help tack­le knife crime and cru­cial­ly save lives by using funds to buy anti-bleed kits.

In Decem­ber Lev­el 1 and 2 hair and beau­ty stu­dents were able to put their skills into prac­tice and held a lux­u­ry pam­per day. Charg­ing £12 for a tick­et, clients were able to enjoy a sham­poo and con­di­tion­ing treat­ment plus a lux­u­ry man­i­cure in our com­mer­cial salon at our Adams Build­ing campus.

Not only did this give our stu­dents the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with real clients and devel­op trans­fer­able skills such as cus­tomer ser­vice, event plan­ning and maths, they raised over £600 for char­i­ty too.

Good for Me, Good for FE initiative collected donations for local charities

Through­out Decem­ber Staff were encour­aged to sup­port the Good for Me, Good for FE ini­tia­tive, join­ing col­leges around the coun­try to con­nect with their local communities.

Col­lec­tion bins were placed in col­lege recep­tions col­lect­ing dona­tions to sup­port three Not­ting­ham char­i­ties work­ing to sup­port home­less peo­ple in the city: Emmanuel House, Frame­work and The Friary.

Nottingham College went ‘Outrageously Orange’

Our Ear­ly Years team held an out­ra­geous­ly orange char­i­ty walk, in sup­port of Maggie’s Trust. The char­i­ty pro­vides free sup­port to any­one with can­cer and their fam­i­lies. The walk was arranged by Ear­ly Years Lec­tur­er Jodie Robin­son, who felt inspired after dis­cov­er­ing that one of her Lev­el 3 stu­dents was diag­nosed with cancer.

High Pavement and Stapleford learners got involved with shoebox appeals

Staff and stu­dents at our Sta­ple­ford and High Pave­ment Cam­pus­es col­lect­ed dona­tions and wrapped shoe box­es. They were among hun­dreds of young peo­ple from across Not­ting­hamshire who have been help­ing the Sewa Day and West Bridg­ford Com­mu­ni­ty Helpers to spread some joy amongst the most vul­ner­a­ble in soci­ety, pro­vid­ing Christ­mas gifts.

We launched our Charity of the Year!

We began this term and aca­d­e­m­ic year with a series of Wel­come Events held across cam­pus­es for our new and return­ing stu­dents. A key part of these events and stalls was to pro­mote democ­ra­cy by encour­ag­ing every stu­dent the Well­be­ing Team met, to have their demo­c­ra­t­ic say and vote for the College’s first ever Char­i­ty of the Year.

Stu­dent Coun­cil pro­duced the short­list, look­ing at char­i­ties that mat­ter par­tic­u­lar­ly to young peo­ple and cov­er a range of dif­fer­ent projects and aims, whilst con­sid­er­ing local char­i­ties too.

It was a tough deci­sion to make with 4 wor­thy char­i­ties nom­i­nat­ed, who all doing amaz­ing work for young peo­ple in Not­ting­ham. The four nom­i­nat­ed char­i­ties were Frame­work, Not­ting­ham Woman’s Cen­tre, Tomor­row Project and Teenage Can­cer Trust.

The out­come of the vote was heav­i­ly in favour of Teenage Can­cer Trust. This is now the char­i­ty that through­out the next few months both stu­dents and staff will be fundrais­ing for, along­side nation­al fundrais­ing cal­en­dar days such as Chil­dren in Need and Christ­mas Jumper Day.

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  • 22nd December 2021 (10:18 AM)
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