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Posted: 18/11/15

College brings the quids in for Pudsey

Everyone’s favourite charity bear, Pudsey, made an appearance at West Nottinghamshire College last week, to support staff and students in their fundraising for Children in Need.

  • Fitness students pedalled the equivalent of Mansfield to Skegness to add funds to the Children in Need tally
  • Pudsey himself took pot luck at the pool tournament

Throughout the week, staff and students dug deep into their pockets and put their creative heads together to raise cash for the national charity.

On Monday (9 November) healthcare students got the money rolling in through cake sales and hosted a ‘friendship sofa’ to get students having friendly chats while donating for the charity.

Level 1 childcare learners baked and sold their cakes as well as dressing up and starring in photographs with Pudsey Bear. Their sales of badges and sweets helped them to make £100 for Children in Need.

Lunchtime diners at the Derby Road campus were treated to a dancing flash mob which saw students putting their energies together for fun and fundraising. Also throughout the day there were table tennis and pool tournaments being played to bring in the pounds.

Thursday (12 November) raised additional cash through a mini athletics afternoon which saw students participate in football games, egg and spoon races and energetic press-up and sit-up challenges.

And finally, yesterday, (17 November) fitness students pedalled their way to raising over £100 for at Fitness Flex Gym in Mansfield.  Nineteen learners took part in a stationary cycle challenge and cycled 74 miles – the equivalent distance of Mansfield to Skegness, in under four hours.

Student experience manager Sue Harries said: “So many generous people helped with this year’s Children in Need charity giving.

“West Notts really knows how to be fun and creative with their fundraising ideas. From home bakers selling cakes to the more energetic taking part in fitness challenges, I’m delighted to say that to date, the college has raised almost £600.  Well done everyone!”