Solihull College travel and tourism students have been cooking up a storm by preparing dishes from around the world while raising money for Heart FMs Have a Heart Appeal.
In conjunction with the College’s Celebrating Different Cultures Day, the Level 1 students decided to incorporate their love of music and film into food and cook different cuisines to represent the countries their favourite stars hail from.
From English cup cakes and Jamaican rum cake to Indian curry and Italian pasta bake, the dishes were on offer in the College for staff and students to sample, at the cost of a small donation to the Have a Heart Appeal. And in just two hours they managed to raise over £40!
Student Yasmin Williams, who prepared a presentation featuring celebrities including Rihanna from Barbados and Kylie Minogue from Australia, comments: “It makes us proud to know that we raised £43 for those who are less fortunate.”
The Have a Heart Appeal raises money to support the work of Children’s Hospices UK, which provides care and support to local seriously ill children and their families in their own homes. The at home service helps families through the most difficult of times and is just as invaluable as the care delivered within the hospice buildings.
Student Laura Thomas, who cooked Italian pasta bake, adds: “It’s been a pleasure to know that we raised money for Children’s Hospices UK.”
Karin Kostialova, Course Tutor for Travel and Tourism, comments: “An excellent choice of food was tasted by students and staff at the College. The students made a great effort in preparation of the food at home and brought it into college in their free time to raise money for a good cause….well done!”
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