Borders College

Fundraising a piece of cake for generous students

Students from the Skills for Independence course at Borders College recently raised over £200 for local charity Callum’s Trust, which works to support cancer patients, and those receiving end of life care, in the Scottish Borders.

Skills for Independence students

The Skills for Independence students pictured with their lecturer Gail Hendry (far left), presenting the cheque to Audrey Finney (second from right).

The students, David, Philip, Shannon, Sophie, and Liam, researched charities and decided to raise money for a charity in the Scottish Borders.  Audrey Finney from Callum’s Trust visited the group to talk about the work of the trust – as well as the support it provides to individuals, it also helps local projects in the community with the same aims.  The trust is currently raising money for the expansion and refurbishment of the Borders Macmillan Centre.

Putting their kitchen skills to good use, the students busily baked scones and made many delicious traybakes which they sold at their popular Thursday work placement café at Newtown St Boswells Community Wing, as well as serving teas and coffees to customers.

The students recently presented Audrey with a cheque made out to Callum’s Trust for the fantastic amount of £217.66, which will go directly towards the Borders Macmillan Centre appeal for which Callum’s Trust has pledged to raise £5000.  The Trust’s next fundraising event is The Big Cycle, taking place on 12th August.

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Published: Fri 6th Jul, 2018