staff and students from the cvare department at East Duham College

Caring Students Raise Christmas Funds For Salvation Army

Students on health and social care courses at East Durham College have been helping to raise money for The Salvation Army’s Christmas present appeal.

The level 1 and 2 classes came together to work on a fundraising drive at the college’s Peterlee campus.

The students put together a sweet hamper to raffle off, made cupcakes to sell and held a name a teddy competition.

All this, along with walking round with donation buckets to collect loose change, led to the team raising a total of £150 for the charity.

The students will now use the money to go out and buy a number of gifts for children aged 0-16 year old to donate to The Salvation Army’s appeal.

The Salvation Army Christmas present appeal gives people the opportunity to donate new unwrapped toys and gifts which will then be passed onto children, families and homeless people who are in need this Christmas.

Lecturer in health and social care at East Durham College, Natalie Liversedge, has praised her students’ hard work on the project to help donate to this great cause.

Natalie said: “The students have all been brilliant working together to put on this fundraising event in aid of The Salvation Army’s appeal.

“Everyone got involved whether it be raising the money at the event or baking cakes or putting together the sweet hamper, they have all worked really hard.

“This is a fantastic cause and it’s great to be able to help give something to people who are in need at this time of the year.

“We hope our donation can help bring some Christmas cheer to those in need.”