Students at Hartlepool Sixth Form College took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee morning, to raise money for the cancer charity and to celebrate a special occasion in the life of the college.
Staff, students and the local community were tempted with a tasty selection of sweet treats and cakes and some fantastic raffle prizes.
The icing on the cake was that the date of the coffee morning coincided with the 80th anniversary of the Sixth Form College building opening as a school.
Joanne Franks, Health and Social Care and Childhood Studies Lecturer at Hartlepool Sixth Form College, said:
“Our coffee morning was a huge success and we were pleased to have increased our total raised from last year. The event was even more special this year as it was the College’s 80th anniversary.
“We were very proud of our students for getting so involved in all the activities. Health and social care students and childcare students took turns to sell, and childcare students worked hard to set up the event. The students enjoyed the whole experience and were all very supportive to the cause, bringing in cakes and raffle prizes, and being excellent ambassadors for the College.”
Olivia Woolsten, who is studying Level 3 Foundation Diploma Health and Social Care, said: “I really enjoyed helping to support and raise funds for Macmillan. We have learnt all about Macmillan in our coursework and I was pleased to help out and raise money for this amazing charity.”