[S]tudents and staff from across Furness College’s two campuses have raised hundreds of pounds to help others in the community at Christmas.
A level dance students from the Rating Lane campus raised £200 for the Barrow Foodbank at their recent Dance in the Spirit concert when the sixthformers were joined by primary and secondary school pupils to express the joy of spirituality through dance performances. Staff also boosted the foodbank donation by bringing in essential food items and festive treats including selection boxes, mince pies and Christmas crackers that were delivered last week.
The annual Channelside campus Christmas Fair raised over £400 for St Mary’s Hospice with an array of stalls including sweet hampers from the Young Enterprise Students. Stalls from curriculum areas included tombolas, raffles, homemade biscuits and crafts, as well as games and challenges with prizes on offer.
Staff have also been joining in with St Mary’s Hospice Share A Card appeal and sending Christmas wishes by email and making a donation to the hospice in lieu of sending Christmas cards.
In addition, the college also raised more than £250 for the hospice when staff and students joined in the fun for national Christmas Jumper Day this month.