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Furness College raises charity cash for community at Christmas

Liz Kershaw from student services at Barrow Sixth Form College (right) and dance teacher Christine Jamieson (third from right) with dance students and the Christmas treats for the Barrow Foodbank.
Liz Kershaw from student services at Barrow Sixth Form College (right) and dance teacher Christine Jamieson (third from right) with dance students and the Christmas treats for the Barrow Foodbank.

[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.

Students created crafts and baked festive shortbread for the Furness College annual Christmas Fair at Channelside raising more than £400.
Students created crafts and baked festive shortbread for the Furness College annual Christmas Fair at Channelside raising more than £400.

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.

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