Children in Need fundraising a success

A fancy dress theme has become tradition at College for Children in Need and this year was no different, with pirates and ninjas sweeping the campus.

Fundraising activities have been occurring all week with student bands playing their music at break times and raffle tickets being sold to many. There were some excellent prizes on offer including tickets to see Premier League match Chelsea vs Wigan, a London Irish rugby shirt and plenty of high street gifts as well.

The annual ‘Promises Auction’ took place where students and staff placed bids to win promises including a queue jumping pass at the refectory, reserved car parking, a personalised cake, hair appointments, tickets to Alton College shows, a free coffee every day for a week, help with maths homework and much more.

Sporting students entered a dodgeball tournament and played in front of eager supporters. Each team pledged a donation to the cause. Plenty of other students baked cakes to sell at lunchtime and many patrolled the campus with collection buckets.

The total amount raised for this worthy cause is still being counted but the Students’ Union did a great job in heading the day up and should be very proud of their efforts. Well done to all!