Stoke-on-Trent students go extra mile in aid of Children in Need

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Events were held around Stoke-on-Trent to raise money for Children in Need.

Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College held a “Superhero” dress up day as well as a cake sale, face painting and a variety of stalls.

The Mocktail Stand at Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

The Mocktail Stand at Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

It was held to coincide with the 45th anniversary of teaching at the Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and the institution hopes to raise £4,500.

A-Level students’ Emma Gibson and Elizabeth Crooks, both 18, ran the cake stall for the college.

They said: “We sold out of all our home-made cakes by midday – hopefully we’ve made at least £100.”

Other stalls around the college included a ‘Mocktail’ stand where students donated money for a drink made with a mixture of juices and syrups and a stocks.

Student Ambassador Ben Hopwood, 17, helped organise the day with his peers.

He said: “The day aimed to raise money and awareness for Children in Need and we wanted the day to be fun to help get money to the charity.

“Our most popular stall after the cake sale being the ‘guess the name of the bear’ which is just a bit of fun.

“The student ambassadors from the college organised the event today, we have training to become an ambassador and we use the training for things like today.”

Meanwhile, One Media Group (OMG), a radio station run by Staffordshire University students in Stoke, also did their part in raising money for Children in Need.

Above: Luke Plevin, James Matthews and Carley Pieterse of One Media Group

Above: Luke Plevin, James Matthews and Carley Pieterse of One Media Group

The station ran a 48-hour live broadcast from Wednesday November 11 to Friday November 13, and managed to raise £402.70 for the charity.

Station manager James Matthews said: “I’m relieved and happy about how the whole 48 hours ran!”

They also held a quiz night at the university bar Verve and had a Mario Kart night at the Ember Lounge – both venues are part of Staffordshire University’s Students’ Union.

Donations are still being taken and they will be closing their donation site on December 13.

James added: “We’re keeping the donation site open until then so we can raise as much money as possible for Children in Need.”

Watch our video (below) for more events from Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College:

(Additional reporting by Liane Amechi)

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