The Christmas spirit was in full flow across New City College with festive events, charity collections, fetes and a foodbank donation drive.
Foundation Learning (SEND) students organised and staffed a Christmas fete at the Havering Sixth Form campus, raising a huge total of £336.50.
The event with arts and crafts, sweet cones, tombola, raffle and seasonal goodies, was run as part of the students’ work experience, with all of them making the decorations, gifts and prizes for the brightly decorated stalls.
Facilitator and Job Coach, Julie Ettridge, said: “Our students worked hard, enjoyed the experience and interacted very well with staff and mainstream students who visited the fete. The money raised will go towards more equipment for Enterprise, to make items for our next event where more students will complete their work experience module. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us.”
At other NCC campuses, staff and students put on their brightest, fluffiest and most colourful Christmas jumpers to raise money for local charities. Over £100 was raised for the Haven House Hospice, which supports local children who have life-limiting conditions, and for the Richard House Children’s Hospice, which supports families and children all over the East London area.