Staff and students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) organised a number of activities for the whole college to participate in for Comic Relief’s ‘Red Nose Day’.
The fundraising activities, which took place at the College’s Knutton Lane campus on Friday 24 March, included a six-hour nonstop danceathon organised by Health and Social Care students, a cake sale arranged by the Student Union and a raffle organised by Foundation Studies students. Many students and staff also embraced the spirit of the event and either wore red as a nod to the Comic Relief signature colour or dressed up in an array of weird and wonderful fancy dress outfits.
Lynsey Shearsmith, Student Engagement Co-ordinator, said: “It’s great to see our students getting involved in what is a now a British institution. Every year we support ‘Red Nose Day’ because we want to raise lots of money for a fantastic charity who make a difference to the lives of people both in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest communities.”
The College has raised over £400 today for ‘Red Nose Day’ and all proceeds will go to Comic Relief.
Red Nose Day helps to fund over 2000 projects throughout the UK, addressing a wide range of issues from homelessness and mental health to dementia and vulnerable young people. The event has also raised funds to help those abroad in Africa, where 11.7million people have already received support in the form of immunisation, malaria vaccinations, education and maternal health.
Comic Relief’s bi-annual events ‘Red Nose Day’ and ‘Sport Relief’ have generated more than £1 Billion for the charity since 1988.