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Health and Social care students from Kirklees College raise thousands of pounds for Motor Neurone Disease

Students within the health and social care department has raised over £2000 for the Motor Neurone disease part of its annual Christmas Extravaganza event.

Kirklees college has a variety of sites across the region of Kirklees with students from all different types of ethnic backgrounds and over 13,000 students across Kirklees.

The college has a variety of specialties such as, the Engineering Centre, Process Manufacturing Centre, Taylor Hill Centre for Animal Care, Brunel Construction Centre and the Pioneer Higher Skills Centre.

The event took place as part of the college’s fundraising efforts for the Good for Me, Good for FE campaign which promotes the importance of fundraising and volunteering in further education.

A list of over 40 staff and students gained the support from Huddersfield Giants legend, Eorl Crabtree on a 7-mile sponsored walk from Marsden train station to Huddersfield Centre.

Not only the students but the staff ran a variety of activities during last week at the Huddersfield Centre and the newly established Springfield Sixth Form Centre in Dewsbury to reach the target they set out of £2000.

Students weren’t afraid to put in the elbow grease to raise the money and even started doing a carwash which received a lot of praise especially with the cold weather outside. Additionally, students did a pop-up Christmas fair with various stalls, raffles and games.

The Curriculum Area Manager for Health and Social Care at Kirklees College, Michelle Rich expressed:

“We’re really proud of our staff and students who have participated in this year’s Christmas Extravaganza. The Goof for Me, Good for FE highlights the importance of these fundraising events and the money raised will help us to make a real different within the local community”.

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