Help for Heroes were the beneficiaries of fundraising activities organised by Truro College’s Access Inclusive Learning students.
Three groups, which included students with a range of learning needs, each decided on their activities, working towards the final total of over £100.
College staff explained how each group raised money:
Marie Tullet: “All students took part making a contribution of a pound to play, they split into three teams giving themselves names. There were 2 quizzes, one music and one TV focused, all students were actively taking part and enjoyed themselves very much. It was a good fun and engaging, while making money for others.”
Becky Wingfield’s group held an exciting football tournament: “The four teams were Mean Machine, Fire Feet, Tulletts Tacklers and Skeltons Scorers. Round 1 saw Mean Machine V Fire Feet – Result – Fire Feet won – 5:2 Round 2 saw Tullets Tacklers V Skeltons Scorers – Result Skeltons Scorers won – 3:1 Final round saw Skeltons Scorers V Fire Feet – Result Skeltons Scorers won – 4:2.”
Ann Skelton: “Our group held a bingo game and all the tutor groups played, it was very exciting as we had to finish the last game before the end of tutorial. We also made felt roses to sell. The brooches were very popular and the students had to make more to meet the demand.”
The groups all decided to raise the money for Help for Heroes as student Edward Sinkins has two brothers who serve in the Army, with one injured in Afghanistan.