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28 November 2013

Cardiff and Vale College students in the pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

A group of Art and Media Entry Level 3 students from Cardiff and Vale College raised more than £100 in one day for Breast Cancer Care.

The students – who wore pink - collected buckets which they decorated with pink paper, made posters and put them up around the College and dressed a mannequin in pink and set up in the Trowbridge campus reception. They also arranged and advertised a raffle table in the Trowbridge canteen.

On the day of the event the group split up and each covered different parts of the College collecting money and raised an impressive £107.33. The students decided to hold a fundraising day for the Community Action assignment of their course’s Personal Development unit.

Art and Media Entry Level 3 Personal Tutor Nicola Parsons said: “The event was a massive success and the students should be very proud. We also owe a big thanks to PR company Illuminate Communications and Amy Pilcher for donating some wonderful raffle prizes.”

One of the students, Jon Flood, said: “The fundraising day was called Wear it Pink. We made £107.33. Some of the students went round the classrooms asking for money. We had a raffle and I thought the day went well. Most members of the class wore pink and had pink balloons. Some of the students dressed a mannequin in pink which was placed in reception, with a poster, to advertise the Wear it Pink day.”

Fellow student Leah Coles added: “I would do it again.  I’ve learnt that people were so kind donating that day.  It was really successful on the day.”

Matthew Warlow said: “I have learnt to help others, I would love to do it again.”

The College’s Entry Level programme offers courses for people who require additional support. It aims to give young people a chance to improve confidence, independence and skills by trying out different subjects.