Public Service students raise money for Help for Heroes

Level 2 Public Services students marked Remembrance Day by raising £200 for Help the Heroes through a range of activities.

Students and staff from the college’s Public Services department raised the money by selling badges, bands, buns, collecting money and organising a rowing challenge. The students chose to raise money for Help the Heroes as part of their module to organise an event, which enables students to run an event whilst raising money for a good cause.

Nathan Wroe, a Level 2 Public Services student, said: “We feel really good about the event and it’s great to be involved in raising money for such a great cause. It’s been a brilliant experience to organise and plan this ourselves. It has given us the chance to be out of the classroom and get first-hand experience of doing something for a public services charity.”

Chris Pearson, Public Services tutor at Barnsley College, added: “This was a well-planned, organised and enthusiastic event run by students that showcased and developed learners’ organising, promotional and marketing skills. They raised over £200 for a great cause and an amazing charity that will hopefully make a difference.”

Last updated: 16th November 2017

Originally posted on: 16th November 2017