Friday 29 June 2012
Students organised a number of activities and events for the charity over the past academic year and managed to raise a massive £1800 for the charity.
The Moving Forward class were extremely busy organising a raffle, tombola and a sponsored walk which seen over 100 learners walk from the college’s old Stirling campus to the new campus at Kildean. All together the group’s activities raised £737.
After attending an autism awareness workshop, learners on the NQ Travel and Tourism also held a raffle which raised £149.
In addition, Forth Valley College selected Scottish Autism as their charity during the annual health week which took place in February this year. The charity had awareness raising stands at all three campuses with staff and learners’ contributions amounting to over £900.
Alex Drinkell, Fundraiser for Scottish Autism said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the college, it’s been great working with them and I hope to carry this on next academic year.
“The students have been a pleasure to work with and have done an excellent job raising money and awareness for our charity. I think they have got a lot out of the partnership too and really grew in confidence over the year. I am so grateful for all their efforts.”
Linda Craw, Head of Access and Progression Department said: “I’m very pleased indeed that the college efforts have resulted in such a successful outcome for Scottish Autism. The students also benefited greatly from their fundraising projects in terms of confidence building, organisational skills, team working, and other essential employability skills, so everyone’s a winner here. I do hope that this is a partnership that will grow from strength to strength.”