Chichester College students raise money for local charities

May 26, 2016

As part of their foundation degree course, the event and hospitality students have organised a number of charity events over the past few months.

The students – Sarah Waddington, Anna Lewis, Lydia Marks and Rhys Clifford – put their knowledge and skills to the test by planning special dinner evenings for the organisations, including developing a three-course meal and decorating the college’s Goodwood restaurant for the occasions.

Earlier this month, the chosen charities visited the college where they were presented with their cheques.

The charities were:

  • RNLI: £243.00
  • The Royal British Legion: £273
  • The Sussex Snowdrop Trust: £158.43
  • Stonepillow : £101.15

Colvin Rae, Branch Chairman at the Selsey RNLI station, said: “Events like this one are important to us, not just because they help to raise valuable funds but because they also help to raise awareness, especially with young people about our charities.”

Rhys, who organised the Stonepillow evening, added: “I enjoyed organising the evening, but it was very challenging and I learnt a lot – and not just about events management.

“Coming from the Falkland Islands, homelessness isn’t something I’ve really experienced, so to find out about the charity and the work it does has really been eye opening for me.

“It’s something I won’t forget.”

Diane Jackson, Deputy Head of Learning for Hospitality and Tourism, said: “Over the past eight months, the students have gone through many emotions – degrees of excitement, frustration, tiredness and elation as they worked hard to ensure their event was a success.

“They have supported each other throughout their journey and they should be extremely proud of what they have achieved.”