Trafford College students have been commemorating Remembrance Day with a number of fundraising activities to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Level 2 Public Services students came up with the idea of producing posters to help to educate their fellow students about the cause. The posters detailed the history of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, how the funds raised are utilised, and included case studies of individuals who have benefited as a result of the ongoing appeal.
In addition to this, the students completed a sponsored collaborative run, row and cycle challenge which covered the distance of two laps of the M60 motorway, in one hour at the College’s gym. Level 3 students also completed a sponsored Marathon Walk alongside their fellow Year 2 sport students, who organised the walk to raise money for the College’s chosen charity, Cash for Kids. Student were subjected to very wet conditions for the walk, but covered 86.5 miles in 60 minutes regardless – smashing the target of 72.2 miles (two laps of the M60 motorway).
Students have also been selling poppies, pin badges and stickers around College campuses throughout the week to raise additional funds. They will round off the week with a 2 minute silence in the College’s court yard, with a cardboard Cenotaph donated by the Royal British Legion.
Congratulations to all our students who have invested so much time and effort in supporting such a worthy cause.