Bolton College get behind the wheel of a charitable makeover
26th March 2013
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Motor vehicle students from Bolton College have put their skills to the test, transforming a second hand car into a slick ride, all in the name of charity. 

The body and refinish department, based at the College’s Horwich centre, has worked in partnership with Bolton KIA as part of its annual Comic Relief fundraiser – Pimp my Part Ex.

The initiative involved the students turning a standard looking exchange vehicle from the KIA dealership, into an eye-catching Red Nose-themed car. The finished model was put through an auction and raised £1,650 for the charity. 

Bolton College student, Levi Cain, 18, said: “We were all excited to take part in the challenge. It’s great that we get to practice our skills and raise money for charity at the same time. We’re really pleased with the end results, hopefully the new owner is too!”

Motor vehicle refinishing lecturer at Bolton College, Roy Curme, said: “We’re very grateful to Bolton KIA for allowing us to participate in such a fantastic initiative. It’s enabled our students to not only help an extremely worthy cause, but to also gain hands-on experience with a great car model.”

Dealer Principal at Bolton Kia, Alex Purdie, said: “The students and tutors at Bolton College have done a brilliant job working on the KIA part exchange vehicle. With very limited time, they’ve shown their dedication to the cause by staying late to get the job done. The car looks fantastic, a big thank you from everybody at Bolton KIA”

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