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Working with Charities

Each year the College organises a number of events to raise money for charity. Staff and students choose an organisation to support and most fundraising activities are done to support that charity.

This year our chosen charity is Springhill Hospice in Rochdale. You can read about the Hospice's work on their website.


Last year the College's charity was Cancer Research UK. You can find out about some of the activities our staff and students were involved in below.

A big thank you to everybody who braved the localised monsoon to take part in our Santa Stroll. We managed to raise a fantastic £318.83 for Cancer Research UK.

During the festive season the iLearn Centre at both Rochdale and Middleton campus had a 'Paperlink Challenge', raising £227.54 by getting students and staff to make paper Christmas Decorations and holding a raffle to win an iPad.

For Halloween, staff and students accepted the challenge of wearing a Halloween costume for the day and raised £149. Raffle tickets were also sold to win an American themed candy hamper.

Over £6000 raised for charity in 2016/17

A massive well done is in order for all those who contributed to our charitable efforts in 2016/17. In total, we raised a huge £6052.74 for 16 different causes.

Onesies were worn, cakes were baked and the college Principal was locked in the stocks during the 69 different events held in the name of charity.

The largest donation totals included £4314.16 for the Alzheimer’s Society (chosen as the college’s charity for 2016/17),

£475.75 for Macmillan Cancer Support and £557.59 to Derian Childrens Hospice in honour of the late Josh McCormack.

The final donations that took us over the £6000 mark came during the excellent Health and Wellbeing Day, so thank you to everybody who took part.