HoW College students host “Dinner down Memory Lane” evening!


Heart of Worcestershire College’s (HoW College) Hospitality and Catering students served a dinner with a difference as they hosted a “Dinner Down Memory Lane” evening in support of Marie Curie on Thursday 3rd November. The event was a great success and the students raised a total of £175 for the charity.

Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness so they have the chance to spend quality time with their loved ones. The Dinner Down Memory Lane campaign raises money to support the life-changing work the nurses do for patients and their families across the UK.

The event took place at the College’s Archers restaurant; a fully functioning kitchen and dining facility open to members of the public, based in Redditch. The students who work in the restaurant gain invaluable experience and practical skills alongside studying their full-time courses.

The evening gave the students the opportunity to put their skills into practice providing a high quality dining experience for their customers.  They also organised a raffle for diners to help raise extra money for the charity.

Speaking about the experience, Level 2 Hospitality and Catering student, Sophie Clarke, said:

“It was a great and rewarding evening, as a group we sold raffle tickets to help raise money for the cause.”

Fellow student, Adelle Birkett-Holmes, added:

“It was an amazing night and it has inspired me to host more fund raisers in the future”

Commenting on the students success, Gail Meads, Hospitality Lecturer, said:

“All the students worked really hard during the evening and it was an excellent opportunity for them to learn more about Marie Curie and the support they offer to patients and families. They delivered amazing customer service and did the College proud, well done all.”

Archers restaurant is open to the public Wednesday & Friday lunch times and Thursday evenings. To find out more information or to make a booking please telephone Sue Williams on 01527 572874.

To find out more about studying Hospitality and Catering at HoW College please visit our website:

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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