The College held its annual Children in Need Day on Friday, 13 November. The day is part of our annual fundraising efforts to raise money for the BBC Children in Need appeal. The fun packed day began with staff and students donating £2 in order to wear casual dress and our Post 16, wearing fancy dress, collected lots of donations from the public in Derby City Centre. Students worked in teams as Smurfs, Mime Artists, pirates and characters from Disney films; you name it they did it! They braved the cold weather from very early in the morning and entertained the people of Derby to raise as much money as they can.
Meanwhile back at the College, the staff and students set up stalls for an afternoon of fundraising. Each Tutor group was charged with the responsibility of running a stall. Favourites include, henna painting, carnival games, competitions, food and drink stalls and of course, Splat the Tutor! (Head on over to our Twitter account to see a fantastic slow-mo video of Mr Fox being soaked for Children in Need!)
Our annual Children in Need Show is always a big hit, and that was no different this year! The variety show contained some fantastic performances by our very talented staff and students, hosted and put together by Post 16 students.
The total raised by the College for this years appeal was £8,280.91. A massive well done and thank you to everybody involved for their generosity, hard work and support.
If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation on behalf of children and support the College efforts. Details can be found on the BBC Children in Need website, but remember, if you donate let us know by emailing [email protected] so we can add your donation to our total.
More information about the Colleges fundraising efforts can be found on our Fundraising page.