In support of the Richmond upon Thames College’s (RuTC) chosen charity, Shooting Star Chase, staff and students actively participated again in their annual Christmas fundraising day this week.
Shooting Star Chase is the leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. The charity is a vital part of the local community with its two hospices based in Hampton and Guildford.
On Wednesday 19 December, lunch in RuTC’s refectory was accompanied by festive carol singing and a bake sale. Staff and students’ purchases of homemade goodies and cakes contributed to the charity’s fundraising day. In addition to the cakes, Shooting Star Chase’s little fingerprint mascots ‘Friendlies’ were available to buy in the form of pin badges, canvas tote bags, pens and more.
On Thursday 20 December, RuTC’s Students’ Union organised a raffle. Staff and students bought tickets to win various prizes including shopping vouchers, a 3 course lunch for two in RuTC’s own restaurant Merits, a Merlin annual pass and many more. In total, the college raised over £300, which will benefit the charity.
Sharon Cousins, Assistant Principal Student Experience at RuTC, said: “’Shooting Star Chase’ is a very worthwhile charity which RuTC actively supports. We are delighted that the money students and staff raised will benefit such an important service to the local community.”
Issued for and on behalf of Richmond upon Thames College
Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) is a General Further Education College situated on a single site in Egerton Road, Twickenham and was established as the first tertiary college in the South East of England in 1977. Today the college has approximately 2,000 full-time students aged 16-18 years old and offers these students a wide range of courses and subjects. It also offers a range of adult courses, many leading to professional qualifications and a number of higher education courses.