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23 October 2013

Carpentry students at CAVC carve out cash for Ty Hafan

Pathways to Apprenticeships Carpentry students at Cardiff and Vale College have raised £460 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. Some of the items were sold at the College’s Christmas Fayre last year.

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.”

Laura Thomas, Ambassador for Ty Hafan, said: “It’s really impressive that the students took the time to create something themselves, then sell it and give the money to charity. We are very pleased to accept this generous donation.”