Fundraising during a pandemic!
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 12:20
Like a lot of other places up and down the country, Sense College Loughborough has had to make changes this year due to the pandemic. We have introduced staggered start and finish times for our students, extra staff rooms have been created to allow social distancing, and we have become all too familiar with everyone's favourite new word; BUBBLES!
One thing that hasn't changed though is our desire to raise funds and awareness for some really worthwhile causes. Usually, the College comes together to enjoy a number of fundraising events throughout the year. Students and staff can take part in all sorts of activities and, more often than not, treat themselves to a yummy cake or two (alternative healthy options also available). In previous years, the College would set a fundraising target for the academic year, aiming to raise more money than the year before.
Unfortunately, we haven't been able to join together as usual since returning to College in September, but the College Office have worked hard to make sure that everyone can still have a little fun while raising some money. So far this year, the College has already raised an amazing £243 for Children in Need and Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day, as well as a fantastic effort to collect donations for a local foodbank.
For Children in Need in November, staff and students were treated to cakes and squash in each of their bubbles, and donned their Pudsey ears, pyjamas and fancy dress. Some of our students were learning at home on the day of the fundraiser, so they were sent recipes for Pudsey cupcakes and Children in Need bunting that they could print and cut out at home.
For Christmas Jumper Day in December, those in College could again enjoy sweet treats in their bubbles, were encouraged to come in dressed in their most festive outfits, and could take part in our 'Design your own Christmas Jumper' display. Those who were at home were also sent Christmas bunting and another recipe for cupcakes, so that they could take part in the activities.
As well as raising money, the College has also collected donations of food, toiletries and Christmas treats for Shepshed Food Bank. The food bank were very grateful for all of the generous donations that were delivered by a group of students just before Christmas.
Everyone at College is looking forward to our upcoming fundraising activities, and hoping we can all enjoy cake together again soon!