The week commencing Monday 27th February was ‘Slipper Week’ for Rotherham College’s Dinnington Campus. Both staff and students took part, wearing their slippers around the college, all in aid of a local charity.
The idea arose when a Games Animation tutor found an article that suggested wearing slippers while working increased concentration and productivity, and had decided to test the claim whilst raising money for a good cause. Staff and students of the Games Animation department chose to support Rush House, a charitable organisation who work with homeless and inappropriately accommodated young people in Rotherham. The department encouraged other staff and students to get involved by creating posters to advertise the event and promoting it on their Facebook page.
Some really embraced the campaign, proudly sporting their Homer Simpson or elf slippers. After a week of comfy footwear the campus managed to raise a total of £80.41 for the organisation.
The money will be put towards starter packs which contain the basic equipment to help a young person settle into their first tenancy, the little things which most of us would take for granted. Sue, a representative of Rush House, said ‘This donation is much appreciated as often young people moving out of Rush House don’t have any items of furniture or even the basic utensils like tea towels, cutlery and pots and pans.’