Newton Abbot College welcomed Help for Heroes’ South West Area Fundraising Manager, Henry Street, to deliver a powerful assembly about the important work and support the veteran charity provides and to accept a fundraising cheque for £300.
The money raised was the result of the efforts of a number of students and the College’s Technology Department, who have been handmaking and selling felt poppy badges since the beginning of September to raise money for the important charity.
The assembly, delivered by Mr Street, outlined the history of Help for Heroes, its inception and initial fundraising aims as well as its current operation, support offered to veterans and their families and their hopes for growth in the future.
The visit was organised as part of a series of College Remembrance activities; as well as attending assemblies, students will be creating poetry and artwork to display at the Newton Abbot War Memorial and a group of students whose families are currently in the Armed Forces will be reading out the names of The Fallen at the War Memorial during the annual Remembrance service.
Henry Street said of the visit: “It was fantastic to be invited to Newton Abbot College, meet the students and tell them about the work we do at Help for Heroes. I am taking away a fantastic amount of money thanks to the hard work and dedication of all the students involved in poppy making.”