A walk in the park, non-uniform days and a sponsored silence are just some of the activities that health and social care students at Walsall College took part in to raise funds for charity. Their community-minded efforts led to donations to Children in Need, Combat Stress and a £1441.18 cheque to Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Over 300 students across Level 1, 2 and 3 courses as well as the T Level in Health completed activities.
“We’re so proud of the dedication, enterprise and professionalism the students showed throughout their fundraising initiatives,” said Wendy Byron, curriculum manager at the college. “Giving back to the community is one of the core values of every healthcare professional, so it’s important that students gain as much experience of this as possible – both in and outside the classroom.”
Wendy continued: “We encouraged the students to support causes they were passionate about. They can now take pride in having raised awareness of and contributed to the hospice’s fantastic work for local life limited and life threatened children and their families.”
Claire Snape, Area Fundraising Manager for Acorns, said: “We are so grateful to Walsall College’s health and social care students for their support. We have enjoyed hearing how the students worked together to give back to their community, and they should be proud of their efforts. This generous donation will help us be there for families who rely on our support, including those who are bereaved. On behalf of everyone at Acorns, thank you.”