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1 July 2014

Cardiff and Vale College students carve for charity cash

Carpentry students at Cardiff and Vale College have raised more than £200 for Sully-based children’s hospice Ty Hafan.

The group of students used their carpentry skills to hand make a range of wooden products for house and garden which they then sold. They decided to raise funds as part of the Team Enterprise module of their Welsh Baccalaureate.

This module is designed to help people studying a Welsh Baccalaureate gain a better understanding of how business and enterprise work, and students can choose how to spend any money raised during the exercise.

Wood Trades Lecturer Peter Bradwick said: “The students carried out this work as part of their Team Enterprise which was in their Welsh Baccalaureate. Once they had raised the money it was up to them to decide how it was used and they decided unanimously to donate the money to Ty Hafan.”

Lindsay Doyle, Ambassador for Ty Hafan, said: “What the students have done is brilliant – every pound counts towards providing for families and the young people who use our services. It is crucial that we have such ongoing support from the College.”