Students raise over £5,000 for Hospice

Students from Weston College have spent the past academic year raising awareness and funds for Weston Hospicecare in their annual fundraising scheme, the Charity Cup.


The college event is now in its third year and sees faculties going head to head to raise the most amount of money for their chosen charity.


Staff and students take part in a rich variety of fundraising activity including sponsored head shaves and leg waxing, sporting activities and hosting cinema nights.


In the past the college has chosen national charities, but this year the college wanted to focus their efforts on a local cause. Together the college have raised an impressive £5,600 for the hospice which cares for the 1 in 100 local people living with life-limiting illnesses.


Staff and students from the Business and Information Technology faculty raised the most amount of money at £1,700. The successful students paid a visit to Weston Hospicecare for a tour of the building and to present their cheque to the delighted Fundraising team.


Tanya Gardener, Tutorial and Entitlement Manager at Weston College, commented: “It was fantastic opportunity for us to visit the hospice. The students were shown around the building and were able to see exactly where their money will be spent- which is directly towards patient care.”


Sophie Newton, a student representative says: “The visit to the hospice was completely inspiring. We wanted to choose a local charity this year so that as well as raising vital funds, we also built awareness of the organisation within our community. We can’t wait to start next year’s Charity Cup!”