Monday, 22 December 2014

Charity Events at Norland

It has been a very busy semester for the Norland Charity Committee!
This semester Norland students have chosen to support a whole range of charities including local, national and international.

Breast Cancer Awareness #WearItPinkDay

On Thursday 16th October students traded their brown uniforms for something pink in support of #WearItPinkDay! 

In teaching groups students put on their best pink themed fancy dress including pyjamas, onsies and even some pink ladies. There was a prize of pink bubbly for the best dressed group and each of the students donated £2 to support Breast Cancer Care.


Great Bath Bake Sale 2014
Students tested their baking skills in October by supporting the Great Bath Bake Sale at Bath Abbey. This was in aid of 3 local causes, Bath Abbey’s Footprint project, BathFoodCylcle and FareShare
Students, supported by their Norland Food and Nutrition Lecturer Sofie Aldiss, baked lots of home made treats to sell at their stall on Saturday 18th October. The event was a fantastic success and raised over £2,000!


Samaritans Shoe Boxes

Set 37 decided to support Samaritan Purse by doing OperationChristmas Child, creating and filling shoe boxes which then get delivered to children in Third World Countries during the Christmas period. Staff and students managed to fill 10 shoe boxes between them!
Children in Need

In November the students supported Children in Need by raffling off a Norland bear, made by one of the students parents, and selling home made Pudsey badges, made by one of the students. 

The Norland bear was in high demand and in total the students raised over £113 for Children in Need.  

Genesis Trust #SouperNovember 

On the 20th November the students supported #SouperNovember by selling home made soup in the common room for staff and students. This was to raise money for the Genesis Trust who support vulnerable people in Bath to overcome poverty and hardship. The home made soup managed to raise  £80 for this fantastic local cause.

Jeans for Genes 

On the 4th December staff and students took place in their very own Jeans for Genes day in support of
Genetic Disorders UK who aim to change the world for children with these genetic disorders. Everyone paid £1 to wear their jeans and there was also a cake sale to help raise funds.

Save the Children - Christmas Jumpers

Finally, on the 11th December students took part in Save the Children's #ChristmasJumperDay. Again uniforms were swapped for festive wears and students donated £1 to support the charity.