Record breaking fayre fundraising total for local special care baby unit
College staff and students are celebrating following the unprecedented success of their annual Christmas Fayre. The event, organised by the College’s Business Department and run by students from a range of year groups, saw 22 tables of Christmas-themed gifts, raffle competitions, activities and games transform the College’s New Hall into a festive delight.
The College welcomed over 200 invited primary school students to come and enjoy the fayre, as well as take part in a festive-themed workshop with the Art and Technology departments.
The fayre was the most successful one in its history, raising an incredible £790.67 for the College’s chosen charity, Torbay Hospital Special Care Baby Unit. The fayre is just one of a series of events held throughout the academic year, helping the College to achieve its annual fundraising goal of £10k.
Year 12 fayre stall holder, Holly O’Neill, had a fantastic time: “The Christmas Fayre was great fun. It was absolutely overwhelming seeing just how many people came to support the event. I loved every minute of it; it is a great feeling to know that the result of doing something so enjoyable can have a real and lasting impact on someone who comes into contact with Torbay Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit. I am extremely proud of the fundraising work the College dedicates itself to each year; it has become such an important part of our culture and community.”
Teacher of Business Studies and Christmas Fayre organiser, Laura Davey, was thrilled with the total: “The Christmas Fayre is a real highlight in the College calendar for so many reasons; it is incredible that this year has seen such an unbelievable total raised for such a fantastic charity. The students all worked incredibly hard and delivered a welcoming and enjoyable experience for all involved. We would like to thank not only those who took part, but also all the primary school guests who were integral in making the event so successful and enjoyable.”