Over £250 was collected by RuTC which required staff and students across the college to fill 500ml plastic bottles with five pence pieces. Student Representatives placed bottles in various departments across the college and collected donations regularly. The total amount raised reached over £340 for the charity when Gift Aid was applied.
The children’s hospice has set the challenge hoping to raise £50,000 from one million five pence pieces in order to employ a full-time senior nurse to work in their Hospice at Home team.
As of mid-July, Shooting Star Chase have raised over £36,000, amounting to 73% of their target.