by Scott Goodacre
Over £2,200 was raised from a variety of events throughout the week – smashing the previous RND total by over £1,000.
And it’s all thanks to the hard work and effort of staff and students throughout the college – particularly in Health & Social Care and Business – who went all out to make it a day to remember.
On Wednesday and Thursday groups from the Business department had been selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts and hosting tombolas to kick off the fundraising for the national event.
The Business students also organised a five-a-side football tournament which took place on the college’s new 3G astroturf pitch.
Things took a funny turn on Friday when the Health & Social Care staff dressed up as characters from Alice in Wonderland, and students were sponsored to come to college in fancy dress.
Five students co-ordinated their outfits and came in as the Spice Girls, with sumo wrestlers and convicts also spotted across the campus.
Some brave lads had their legs waxed for the good cause from 11am, before the day’s main event took place in the Boilerhouse Theatre.
Over 200 students took to the stage to dance Gangnam Style, cheered on by their friends and led by Health & Social Care teachers Sam Brooksbank and Sarah Rothery.
The event proved a huge success, raising over £600 from donations from the dancers and the crowd who gathered to witness the event.
After filming there was also time to record a quick Harlem Shake before Sarah and Sam took on two students for Teacher vs Food.