CALDERDALE COLLEGE STUDENTS RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN AT CALDERDALE ROYAL HOSPITAL!21st December 2017
Calderdale College Music students have been spreading Christmas cheer at the Calderdale Royal Hospital Children’s Ward, giving out Christmas presents.
Our music students organised a “Charity Rock” event at The Finn Inn in Queensbury earlier this month to raise funds for toys and gifts for children at the hospital. Supported by our music tutors, they arranged live music with food and refreshments. The event was a huge success and our students raised £400 in total.
Rosie Mae-Talbot, Level 3 Music Student at Calderdale College comments:
“I was in Calderdale Royal Hospital myself for two months this year on multiple wards and in intensive care and if it wasn’t for the amazing staff at the hospital I would still be there. We wanted to do something for young people in our community and we began thinking about children who are sick over Christmas and unable to celebrate at home so we came up with the idea of fundraising to buy toys for the children’s ward at our local hospital.
We’ve had so much support from the College and the local community, It’s been amazing to see all our tutors in the music department go above and beyond to help us set up our ‘Charity Rock’ event and plan the logistics. Not only this, music students in the College have also volunteered their free time and expertise, we also had support from our Principal who helped us with the budgeting and managed to get a discount for the toys we purchased!
The children at the hospital loved seeing Santa and our elf we bought just over £350 worth of toys with a mix of toys for baby’s all the way through to teens so we hope they enjoyed the toys as much as we had fun getting to go toy shopping.”
All money raised has been invested in buying gifts and toys for children at the Calderdale Royal Hospital. Our students have visited the hospital on Thursday 14th December, to give out the presents to the children with a little help from and Elf and Santa himself!
We are immensely impressed and proud of what our students have achieved entirely on their own initiative and we would like to extend our thanks to everyone involved.