Charitable Students Raise Money for MIND

07 December 2016 | College News, Learning Difficulties & Disabilities, Student Life

Money Mogul - Students raise money for Plymouth Charity

Pre-employment and Business students at City College have been hard at work raising money for the mental health charity, Plymouth and District MIND.

The Picquet Barracks students arranged a theatre day, where fellow students and staff were invited to come along and watch a movie or two. The students changed the money raised from this event into 20ps to fill Smarties tubes, securing £55 for the College’s nominated charity.

“This was a great way for our students to learn important organisational and planning skills,” said Hannah Templeton, Training Officer at the College: “They were responsible for every part of this event including designing the tickets, as well as making the popcorn, drinks and cakes. The day was well received and I am very proud of what they achieved.”

Meanwhile, Business students took on the Money Mogul challenge. They had to create a start-up business with just £10, donating any profits to MIND. The students sold popcorn, home-made Christmas cards, decorations and traditional Chinese lucky money bags. Raising £303.21, they have made a big difference to a good cause.

Olivia Craig, CEO of Plymouth and District MIND, was presented with the cheques.

“We are very grateful to City College for all their fundraising efforts,” said Olivia. “The amount of money raised in the few months since being chosen as the College’s charity is remarkable. The funds raised so far will go towards decorating a new counselling room that will be opening after Christmas – this will allow us to help at least 25 more people a year. We are humbled and amazed by the energy going into the activities and cannot thank the College enough.”

For further information on the College’s chosen charity for 2016/17, visit

For those interested in joining the College, it’s not too late with courses starting in January. A Course Information Drop-in event is being held on Wednesday 4 January at Kings Road 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Please visit our events page or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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