Posted: December 16, 2021
North Lindsey College students have taken the opportunity to hold some community and fundraising activities during the festive period.
The Health and Social Care department held an Elf Day to raise money for local people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Elf day at the College provided the opportunity for staff and students to dress up, unleash their inner elf and spread some festive cheer to raise money for people affected by dementia and their families. Students enjoyed elf activities throughout the day and held a bake sale, managing to raise £400 across sites which will be spent on providing care packages for carers for over the festive season. T-Level Health and Social Care students also made Christmas cards which will be sent to residents at all local care homes that specialise in Dementia care.
Emma Buttrick (Health and Social Care tutor) is keen to put back into community with fundraising and awareness raising. Emma said. “After my father’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease, it has become really important to me to raise awareness of Dementia and this is helped by celebrating Elf Day across DN Colleges Group.”
Foundation students have also been busy during the festive run up to Christmas and raised approximately £300. They have been making Christmas crafts and cakes, they worked on the stalls taking money and speaking to visitors and developing employability skills. They will be splitting the money between two charities, the Woodland Trust and the College’s own Student Fund.
Engineering students have also been busy in their workshops and have been raffling off a handmade metal sculpture of Santa pulling a sleigh on behalf of Lindsey Lodge. The sculpture was made by Fabrication and Welding students and sprayed by students on the Paint Principles programme. Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy department also raised money for Lindsey Lodge with a Tree of Life.
Kate McDonald (Director of FE Curriculum) said, “It is heart warming to see the kindness and thoughtfulness that is being portrayed from curriculum areas in raising money for such fantastic causes, some of which are very personal to those involved. The staff and students who have contributed are inspiring. Despite the national situation staff and students have strived to support our local communities with so many creative fundraising activities. It really is testament to all involved; they should be very proud of themselves.”