Gorleston students help terminally ill child
fundraising initiatives: Students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College studying GCSE English chose to research and raise money for charity as part of their non-fiction coursework.
This made for some good lessons, with the students taking the lead with the decision making.
The group decided to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH), with the aim that they would raise enough for one terminally ill child and their family to have a holiday away – and that would cost around �150. The students organised a number of personal fundraising initiatives, and as a group collected money as they helped people with their bagging while they were shopping at Morrisons in Gorleston.
In total the students raised exactly �200.
Jessica Hisscocks, a senior fundraiser from EACH, was so impressed by the students’ actions she visited the college to thank the students and collect the cheque in person.
She pointed out that East Norfolk College was the first further or higher education college in East Anglia to raise money for EACH, and she invited a number of students to take part in other fundraising initiatives in the area. As a direct consequence of the class work four students from this group have already enrolled as volunteer workers for a variety of charities.
English tutor David Jacques said: “I am very proud of them and the class as a whole.”
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Clare Hanley, assistant manager of Morrisons, also commented on the students’ work and attitude and said: “They would be welcome back to collect for charity in the store any time they would like.”