Cash is the word as CAVC students raise £700 for charity

17 February 2016

Cash is the word as Cardiff and Vale College students raise £700 for charity

Cardiff and Vale College students have raised more than £700 for charity by holding a special Grease-themed ‘night at the movies’ event.

The singalong evening was held at the College’s Glamorgan Suite restaurant at its Colcot Road campus in Barry. Level 2 and 3 Hospitality Catering students and staff dressed as characters from the movie and produced a movie-themed menu – Hairdressing students joined in, helping them create 50s-style hairstyles.

“The restaurant was full to capacity – we could have filled it twice over,” CAVC Catering Technician Leanne Ackerman said. “The students and customers all got involved in singing and dancing to the movie while being served five-star food produced by the Level 2 students.”

More than £700 was raised for the students’ two nominated charities – Teenage Cancer Trust and Help for Heroes.

The students are now planning a medieval banquet for Thursday April 25th and a Mamma Mia night at the movies on Thursday 28th April. They have a target to raise £1,000 per charity by the end of the academic year.