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Crawley College students give the gift of Christmas to those in need

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Hair and beauty students and staff at Crawley College have been spreading some Christmas joy.

They have been collecting donations of toys and gifts at The Salon, Crawley College’s commercial training hair salon, and have gathered around 100 presents, to date.

The gifts have been donated to the Salvation Army as part of its Christmas Present Appeal and will be given to families in need.

Olivia Meadows, salon manager said:

“We have been absolutely amazed at the generosity shown by the students and staff at the college.

“It’s been such a difficult year for everyone, so it is great to be able to spread a little happiness where we can.

“The gifts had to go off to the Salvation Army last week, but we are still receiving more donations which we plan to give to the children’s ward at East Surrey Hospital.” 

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Elf Day at Crawley College helps raise money for Alzheimer’s society

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Staff and students at Crawley College Group joined other colleges across their group including Chichester, Brinsbury, Haywards Heath and Worthing Colleges – as they dressed as elves earlier this month in support of Elf Day, a festive themed fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Society.

The days helped to raise nearly £1,500 for the group’s charity of the year.

Lisa Humphries, Director of Student Services and Pastoral Support for the Chichester College Group, said:

“Everyone out-elved themselves in support of Alzheimer’s Support.

“We were overwhelmed by the support everyone gave us, raising an incredible amount to kick-off our fundraising efforts for our chosen charity of the year.

“The elves really were out in force on all campuses, from making treats to sell to walking many memory miles and attending virtual workshops to find out more about dementia.

“The support our students and staff gave us was phenomenal, especially our student experience team who organised events at all of our colleges.”

The Chichester College Group will be fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society throughout the remainder of the academic year, with more events planned over the coming months/

To donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ccg2021

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