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26th Jun, 2022

College students raise a fine sum for Marie Curie

Rob George 3rd Apr, 2022

SUPPORTED learning students in Pershore raised more than £250 for a charity which provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families.

A group of 16 students from Pershore College, part of WCG, raised £274.51 during two charity fund-raisers in aid of Marie Curie UK.

The first fund-raising event saw eight green-fingered students, who are all studying land-based courses at the college, sell daffodils they had grown as part of their coursework.

A group of eight catering students then visited Morrison’s, in Evesham, to collect donations from generous shoppers visiting the supermarket.

The fund-raising events were organised by Sarah Mackins, a supported learning tutor at the college whose mum Margaret was cared for in a Marie Curie hospice.

She said: “I belong to the Evesham Marie Curie fundraising group and always encourage our students to get involved with charity work. Our daffodil appeal was a fantastic success, and it was wonderful that the students were able sell something they had grown as part of their coursework.

“Tutor Lloyd Repton helped the students grow the flowers from bulbs and ensure they were good enough to sell.

“We held the appeal in the reception area of Pershore College and received a huge amount of support, with the daffodils completely selling out.

“Our catering students then did extremely well collecting donations from some very generous shoppers in Morrison’s to help boost our fundraising total even further.

“We would like to thank everyone who donated during the two events and helped us raise a fantastic amount of money for an incredible cause.”

Visit wcg.ac.uk/supportedlearning for more.

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