A Remarkable Year of Fundraising for Supported Learning Department

Knowsley Community College’s Supported Learning department has been celebrating a remarkable year for fundraising in 2017. Early last year, Lecturer Denise Graham signed her department up for the 1000 Faces campaign, a fundraising initiative from Radio City’s Cash For Kid’s charity which aimed to get 1000’s local businesses signed up to raise £100.

Alongside other businesses and organisations across the Liverpool City Region, Knowsley College aimed to raise at least £100 for the campaign through numerous fundraising efforts. Throughout the year Supported Learning students ran a College tuck shop, hosted competitions and raffles for Mother’s Day and Easter and sold ribbons raising awareness for mental health and autism.

All profits from the events went to the teams Cash For Kids fund and saw the College climb the official 1000 Faces leaderboard, settling at 4th place as the competition ended in December, raising a total of £430 through their efforts.

In addition to the 1000 Faces campaign, Cash For Kids also encouraged all those involved to host their own ‘Superhero Day’. Staff and students dressed as their favourite Superhero and paid a voluntary donation to take part in themed activities throughout the day. The day was a huge success and raised £80.

Denise commented on her team’s efforts saying, “I am so proud of all the Supported Learning tutors and students for the money we have raised for cash for kids. The students are always eager to get involved and it’s great to see them so enthusiastic about giving back. We can’t wait to do it all over again in 2018!”

The college rounded up their involvement with the charity for 2017 with the Cash For Kids Mission Christmas Toy Appeal, with a variety of toys, books and gifts being donated from staff, students and the local community.