Huddersfield New College has revealed our festive fundraising has concluded with one final special activity supporting in need families in our local community. Our Health and Social Care Extended Certificate and Diploma students have been busy collecting items for children and women who will be spending Christmas in domestic violence shelters. Their collection of toys, treats and foods will now be distributed to families who need them. 

It has been an incredible term of festive giving at HNC, with students and staff helping a fantastic range of charities. In addition to a fundraising drive supporting our Charities of the Year, Young Minds and KRASAC, we have gifted to the Salvation Army’s toy appeal and the RSPCA. As a College, and within our Faculties, we are passionate about the benefits of giving which have been proven to include lower stress levels, a more positive mood and greater happiness and satisfaction, amongst others. Students are encouraged to give back in a variety of ways, including through giving their time, which of course also supports students to learn new skills too. 

Health and Social Care students decided to concentrate their efforts on collecting donations to support those in a domestic violence shelters, and these donations have been collected by a local Social Worker, who will package them up for the families they are supporting.

Anna Fletcher, Teacher of Health and Social Care comments: “Our Health and Social Care students progress on to a variety of careers supporting others, and many choose to pursue a future as a Social Worker. As a College we give back, and our students chose to try and help local women and children enjoy a brighter festive season during a difficult time. It has raised many interesting discussions around the role of domestic violence shelters, and how they as future professionals may be supporting service users who may have experienced domestic violence.”

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