Great Yarmouth College students give funds boost to Mind charity

The cheque is presented to the Mind representatives Picture: Great Yarmouth College

The cheque is presented to the Mind representatives Picture: Great Yarmouth College - Credit: Archant

Students at Great Yarmouth College have given a charity boost to a mental health charity as part of their citizenship programme.

Level 1 students from across the college have been taking part in the National Citizen Service project which involves residential trips, team building and fundraising amongst other activities.

The hair and beauty group were challenged with organising a fundraising activity and after doing a lot of research decided to donate their proceeds to Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind,

The group worked hard to put on a bake sale at the college as well as hair treatments and specialised manicure and hand treatments in Visions, the college salon.

Philip Eke, Chief Executive and Bill Belton, Senior Case Worker for Young People from Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind were presented with the cheque for £167.26 and a further collection of £35.94 cash by the students, along with their tutor Bunny Catchpole, after seeing the salon in action and giving a short talk.

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Me Eke said: 'We are most grateful for the generosity and support shown by the level 1 students in not only raising the funds but also raising the awareness of mental health amongst young people for whom 50pc may experience a mental health issue'.

The charity which currently provides mental health training to staff at the college and also a case worker one morning a week, the latter being funded from donations, has pledged to work continuously with the college and the students were pleased to learn that their donated money will be used locally to help people of a similar age to them.

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