Elmwood College staff and students were enthusiastic to play their part in raising money for Children in Need recently by wearing something spotty.
Some of the fundraising activities included the Hospitality students selling home baking and raffle tickets to staff and students. They also did a sponsored hair dye and Lewis Coulson had his ponytail cut off, while Animal Care students collected money around the College.
Hair and Beauty students had a non-uniform day, whilst Student Development students showed off their best moves competing in a Wii dance competition. Face painting also proved popular as did guessing the number of sweets in a jar.
Lewis Coulson, Level 2 Diploma Hospitality student commented, “I have been growing my ponytail since I was 12 years old, so I was sad to see it cut off, but was happy that it was for such a good cause. It was a brilliant day with lots of students and staff participating and I was delighted to raise £135! I hope to get involved again next year!”
The College’s website and intranet also went spotty for the day with links to the Children in Need website.
The total for all the events at Elmwood was £804.00, with more expected to be raised next week taking the total to over £1,000.
Last year the BBC Children in Need Appeal raised over £18million. Every year, thanks to public donations and the amazing efforts of fundraisers, schools, businesses and their corporate partners, they are able to provide support to thousands of youngsters aged 18 and under.
Donations can be accepted via the Children in Need website www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/donate/