Business students appeal for unwanted goods
2nd March 2011 10:55am - Return to press releases
Business students at East Riding College are appealing for donations of unwanted items for the local charity Real Aid.
The students, who are studying towards a BTEC National Diploma in Business at the Beverley campus, are collecting unwanted items as part of their 'Spring Clean Collection' project.
They are collecting goods such as pots and pans, linen, educational children's toys, tools, CDs and DVDs, stationery and books.
Real Aid is a charity based in Tickton whose aim is to advance education worldwide and help those in need, globally and locally.
Student spokeswoman Kerrie Chambers said: "Real Aid do a lot of good work at home and abroad so we're really keen to collect a lot of items through our Spring Clean Collection.
"These items will not cost a lot to donate but they will make a lot of difference to people in Sierra Leone."
The students plan to give the collected goods to Real Aid, which will then distribute them to poverty-stricken families Sierra Leone.
The students have already raised £103.10 by organising a tombola in the College's canteen, using unwanted Christmas presents collected from staff and students. This money will be given to Real Aid and will pay a month's wages for a number of teaching staff in Sierra Leone.
Anyone who would like to make a donation of unwanted goods can bring their items to the College's reception on at the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley between 9am and 4pm, Monday March 14 and March 21.
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A photograph of the students is available. For more information, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email [email protected]