Public Service students from Walsall College volunteered their time to support the third annual ‘Run for Joel’ event, which was held at Sandwell Valley Park.
Ten Level 3 students arrived at the park on Sunday 9th September to help set up the event, and to marshal visitors and participants throughout the course of the day.
The excellent level of service the students provided were noticed by the public, with one commenting that the marshals “were fabulous and very encouraging”.
The sponsored run is an annual fundraising event organised by Smile for Joel. The charity was set up by Travel and Tourism tutor Suzanne Richards to honour her son Joel Richards, and her father and brother Adrian and Patrick Evans, who were killed in Tunisia in 2015.
Over 600 people took part in the event to run 3 to 5 km to raise funds for families who have been affected by homicide and traumatic experiences.
Adam Comery, Curriculum Manager for Public Services, said: “We are incredibly proud of our students, who have delivered an exceptional service during the Run for Joel event.
As a college, work experience opportunities are of high priority to ensure that student develop the skills employers say they are looking for.
Run for Joel was an opportunity for students to develop these skills, as well as to support an extremely worthy cause. The positive feedback from the public is a testament to the dedication and diligence our students have, and we are certain they will succeed in their chosen career and beyond.”
If you would like help fundraise for Smile for Joel, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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