College pulls together to raise £260 for Sport Relief

Staff and students at Warrington Collegiate went head-to-head in a retro themed sports day to help raise £260 for Sport Relief.

Complete with egg and spoon, beanbag and three-legged races, the event saw both teaching and business support staff take on students during a highly entertaining lunch time.

It was one of a whole host of events organised by Hannah Swift, Senior Tutor for Construction and Engineering and Jordyn Layfield, College Sport Maker.

An impressive £260 was raised during the week, with money still coming in now

Hannah said: “£30 could help build a toilet for a family living in an Ethiopian slum, helping to stop the spread of disease and improving their health and wellbeing. The fact that we have raised £260 for Sport Relief this year means we could make a huge difference to the lives of those who don’t have what we so easily take for granted.

“Jordyn and I have been absolutely blown away by the generosity shown by both staff and students and we really appreciate everyone who got involved to make it a success.

“The retro sports day was one of the highlights of the week and it was great fun to see students going head-to-head with staff. It was a really competitive event but the staff came out as winners in the end.”

Activities took place across College for Sport Relief, with everyone pulling together to make sure it was a real success.

The fundraising kicked off with a one-mile fun run on Wednesday, organised by Public Services students.

Hannah and Jordyn also organised the second Age UK coffee morning and tea dance, which took place in the Crescent on Friday lunchtime. The dance was led by Pam Rowland – who runs weekly dance classes at the Pyramid – and saw a number of students put their best foot forward.

Hospitality and Catering students helped to bake cakes – with Hannah and Jordyn also having a go – to sell throughout the week and Beauty Therapy students carried out hand massages for a £1 donation.

There was also a dance-a-thon, which saw Level 2 and Level 3 Performing Arts students strut their stuff, with Performing Arts Pathways students taking over in the afternoon.

Easter Egg raffles, organised by Esther Grundy, Diane Reynolds and Tracey Hall from supported learning also helped raise money for Sport Relief.

Jordyn said: “The week was an absolute success and everyone really pulled together. Hannah and I had a fantastic time organising and running the various events and we’re so happy that we managed to raise so much for Sport Relief. Thank you to everyone who donated and took part in the events, we really appreciate it.”