Posted: Wednesday 25 May 2011
Generous students and staff at Kilmarnock College's Saltcoats campus raised a whopping £450.00 for Help for Heroes at their recent fundraising event.
Fourteen students from the SVQ Level 2 Food Preparation and Cooking Group B organised a fund day on 4 May on behalf of Help for Heroes - for staff and students which included a raffle, home baking stall and a coffee morning.
One brave student, Andy Grayston, also volunteered to take part in a sponsored back wax which the beauty department happily carried out.
College Lecturer, Livia Alexander, said: "Many of the students and staff in the campus have friends and family members who are in the army and they wanted to organise an event which would help raise funds for the Help for Heroes charity which offers great support for army service men and women."
John Kerr, from Help for Heroes, said: "We are delighted that Kilmarnock College has decided to support us at its fundraising event. Every penny allows the Help for Heroes charity to provide direct practical support for our wounded men and women."
The event provided the students with on-the-job training which helped develop the skills they are being taught in class.
Livia explained: "The students gained valuable experience in communication, organisation, money handling, cooking and dealing with the public. All of the activities combined helped them to develop an enterprising attitude and have respect for others while becoming successful learners using their communication and numeracy skills."
Issued by Beattie Communications on behalf of Kilmarnock College.
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