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Students at Gower College Swansea Smash Previous Fundraising Records

23 May 2013

Welsh Baccalaureate and BTEC Health and Care students of Gower College Swansea in partnership with the GCS SOS AFRICA society have taken part in a fundraising program to raise money for SOS AFRICA with the key goal of making a difference for underprivileged children. This year has been extra special as we have seen the previous fundraising totals smashed, with a new record of £1500, which means that the SOS AFRICA fundraising program has now amassed a grand total of £2500 over the last three years. An achievement that we (Gower College Swansea) are extremely proud of!!

Gower College SOS Africa Society         Gower College Swansea SOS Africa Society sponsor the education and care of Angelinah     

Over the last three months, the students have conjured up a variety of fundraising ideas, including a raffle (with top prizes), car wash, a range of stalls (selling delicious homemade cakes and the like), non school uniform days, a sponsored walk and a gig. Each event was very fun to do and successful in its own right, showing the endless accomplishments that the students are capable of achieving.

Martin Dix (GCS SOS AFRICA Co-ordinator) comments: 'I am really delighted with the ever-pleasing efforts of the Welsh Baccalaureate and BTEC Health and Social Care students and the newly formed GCS SOS AFRICA Society. They have shown passion, desire and innovation to help make a difference to children who are less fortunate than others. It is this positive drive that has made me extremely proud of the students and it just shows that working for such a great cause can really unite students, create a sense of solidarity, whilst promoting Global Citizenship’

The GCS SOS AFRICA Society has been paramount, with the added contribution of so many Welsh Baccalaureate and BTEC students to help make a difference. Helping SOS AFRICA has become a solid part of the culture in college, and students helping such a cause has enabled them to gain a wealth of experience in community participation and skills such as working with others and problem solving.

The students are very passionate to get involved and they have truly understood the ethos of the charity and the need for an educational based organisation. The aim to help children who are less unfortunate than others is most certainly a key social challenge that needs to be addressed and the students have proven this by making a tremendous effort to commit to a great cause.

This level of enthusiasm, along with a triumphant year raising money has set a new bar, which the GCS SOS AFRICA Society, Welsh Baccalaureate and BTEC students and staff will more than welcome and accept such an exciting and rewarding challenge next year!!!!   

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