College goes yellow to raise hundreds for charity
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Staff and students at a local College were like yellow rays of sunshine after doing their part in raising funds for a worthy, Rotherham charity.
Those at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology managed to raise £245.68 after taking part in the ‘Go Yellow Day’ all in aid of the charity, Rotherham Hospice.
Both staff and students wore yellow outfits from flower headbands and t-shirts to yellow scarves and ties.
Lynne Clarke from Rotherham College of Arts and Technology who organised the fundraising event said: “Our students are always willing to participate in fundraising events for local charities and we encourage them to develop new ideas to help the charities they choose to work with.
“We did receive support from some of the local businesses including, Wilkinsons who donated the yellow flowers we sold, and from Boots who gave us the safety pins for the ribbon - it’s shown real community team work.”
Rotherham Hospice supports those with terminal illnesses as well as being there to support families before and after bereavement. The Hospice needs over £4 million a year to keep providing these services.
Anne Giblin from the Rotherham Hospice said: “I am delighted that Rotherham College of Arts and Technology have taken part in our “Go Yellow” campaign. Rotherham Hospice relies heavily on donations from the local community to enable us to provide our services to adults in Rotherham with a terminal illness. The “Go Yellow” campaign is a fun and easy way for people of all ages to get involved fundraising for a local charity.”