Huddersfield New College students are showing they care on Valentine’s Day with a whole host of fundraising activities to raise money for the College’s Chosen Charity of the Year, the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Students have planned a wide range of activities including a five aside competition, cake stall, tombola, splat the rat, henna tattoos and a chance to watch a movie. Students have also approached local businesses for donations, and will run a raffle that includes restaurant and beauty vouchers as prizes. There will of course also be a special Valentine’s Day themed stall!

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice was chosen as HNC’s Charity of the Year by students, and the College community works as a collective to make as big a difference as possible to this local service. The partnership is a two way one, with the College working with the Hospice to offer students a variety of volunteering opportunities as part of the enrichment programme.

Sonia Ross, Vice Principal, Student Support and Guidance comments: “Our students have worked hard to plan and arrange some really imaginative fundraising activities, and they are passionate about raising as much as possible for this vital local service! Here at HNC students enjoy an experience that goes beyond the academic, and being able to participate in activities such as this helps them to develop key life skills that set them apart from their competitors as they progress to university and employment.”

Students at College can view a full programme of activities on the TV screens and on Moodle.