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Students raise cash with the bear that cares

Posted: 18 November 2022

Students at West Nottinghamshire College have organised an assortment of charitable activities today (18 November), in aid of the 42nd national BBC Children In Need day, which supports disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

Level 3 business studies learners took a lead on the activities, as part of their learning company called The Eventors. They joined forces with students from other curriculum areas to make Friday a day of fundraising and fun – bringing in a fantastic £475 for the charity.

Staged at the college’s Derby Road campus, Mansfield, level 1 students from hairdressing and beauty therapy were on-hand to create Pudsey inspired nail art and glitter tattoos, while Level 2 make-up artistry students brought out the glamour in people with make-up, hair-curling and more temporary tattoos.

A tasty variety of cakes, doughnuts, muffins and biscuits were on sale, along with prize raffles which included ‘guess the name of the bear’, ‘guess where Pudsey is in college’ photo challenge, and a beauty products raffle.

Meanwhile, level 3 animal care students offered tours of the animal care unit, so people could meet the creatures they help care for, in return for a donation.

The Eventors, who each had roles to play, including project manager, marketing co-ordinator and finance co-ordinator, toured the campus with Pudsey bear to get donations from students, who were also invited to pose for selfies with the nation’s favourite bear.

Business studies programme area leader, Kim Carlin, said: “It’s gone really well. There have been so many activities creating a buzz and it was great to have hairdressing and beauty therapy students supporting us. The cake sale was incredibly popular!

“The Eventors have done a marvellous job with setting-up and managing this event and they were well-supported by students on the level 2 course, who have been able to build their eventing skills."

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