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Supported Learning students raise money to support ‘Shooting Star Chase’

Tuesday 18 June 2019

On Thursday 13 June, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) Supported Learning students organised a raffle and raised £141 for the college’s partner charity Shooting Star Chase.

Shooting Star Chase is the leading children’s hospice charity, caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Supporting the charity over the last three years is important to RuTC, as it contributes to the commitment to provide essential care to children and their families from diagnosis to end of life and every stage in between.

Last year, RuTC raised over £770 for the charity. Continuing to support the charity, Award in Progression students decided to host a raffle and collected 39 prizes – from virtual reality headsets to beauty products, jewellery, tool boxes and many more. This academic year, over £460 have been raised so far through hosting the raffle, a Christmas bake sale and festive dress day. In addition, the 5p challenge is still continuing, so wherever staff or students see Shooting Star Chase bottles around the college, they are invited to donate their 5p coins. We are excited to see which great fundraising events are still to come.

Sharon Cousins, Assistant Principal Student Experience at RuTC, said: “’Shooting Star Chase’ is a very worthwhile charity which RuTC actively supports. We are delighted that the money students and staff raised will benefit such an important service to the local community.”

Find out more about 'Shooting Star Chase' and their amazing work!

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