Coleg Menai students working towards the BTEC National Diploma in Child Care, Learning and Development arranged a variety of fundraising activities recently, raising £750 towards Cancer Research. The students worked with the college’s Construction department to produce a wooden Cancer Research pink ribbon, which staff and students could sign for a donation of £1. The ribbon started its journey at the Llangefni site, but will be moving around all the college’s sites after the Easter break.
The Cancer Research pink ribbon fundraiser was sponsored by a number of local businesses, and the students received fantastic donations from them for raffle prizes and the auction. Both the college and the students would like to thank:
Wilkinsons, Hardcore Gym, Coleg Menai Library, Glamour Room, Computer MOT Centre, Gamestation, George’s Barber Shop, Colin’s Barber Shop, Headmasters, The Body Shop, Johnsons Newsagents, The Works, Castle Bakery, M&S, Boots, WH Smith, Army and Navy store, Shop VIV Cymru, So Chic, Photo Imaging, Just Nails by Debbie, Venue Cymru, Tesco, Bethel Post Office, Y Bedol, Superdrug, Siop Elena, Da Da Da, Fish & Chip Shop, Clayton’s, Heron Garage, Mona House café, Y Becws Mefus, Aldi, Jean Pearso.
During the fundraiser, staff and students wore pink, and students set up a number of stalls selling a variety of goodies including cakes, badges and balloons, and offering raffle tickets and tombola.
Penny Andow, Programme Leader of the BTEC National Diploma in Child Care, Learning and Development commented: “This fundraiser was extremely successful, and all the students worked so hard to arrange it. Everybody joined in the fun and helped raise £750, which is fantastic! This is the Care Department’s biggest fundraiser yet and we are going to be arranging another event next term to reach our target of £1,000.”
Julie Richards, Health and Care Programme Manager commented “The students have all worked so hard together as a team and I’m very proud of them. They have raised a fantastic amount of money for Cancer Research UK and they are determined to reach their target of a £1,000. The fun day in Llangefni was an excellent event and we are very grateful for the donations we received from local businesses.”
Manon Jones from Amlwch commented: “We wanted to do something different and fun, and also get everyone across the different sites involved.”
Sasha Rowlands from Holyhead added: “I’ve really enjoyed taking part in the event and we’ve raised a lot of money for a great cause as well.”
Emma Davies from Caernarfon agreed: “It was an excellent experience for us to take part in. Cancer affects so many people and it has been great to see everyone joining in to support us.”
Holly Heason, Cwm Y Glo added “I’ve had a lot of fun working as a team in order to arrange this fundraiser. I’m looking forward to the next one already!”
Emrys Williams from Bangor said: “I really enjoyed selling the raffle tickets and taking part, and I’m really pleased that it’s been so successful.”
Sioned Wyn Jones from Benllech raised money by giving a presentation on her recent trip to Patagonia, and made a £25 donation to the fund.
Coleg Menai offers a range of courses in Child Care, Learning and Development ranging from Level 1 courses to Diploma level. For more information, visit the website www.menai.ac.uk/courses or contact the course advice line on 01248 38 33 33.
Coleg Menai students working towards the BTEC National Diploma in Child Care, Learning....