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Students from Basingstoke College of Technology’s (BCoT) Specialist Provision department hosted a Christmas Charity Fundraiser Day on Thursday 20 December, which saw them raise more than £300 for a number of charities.
Basingstoke MP, Maria Miller, a long-term advocate of BCoT’s Specialist Provision programme, visited BCoT to attend the fundraising event and met with a number of students to congratulate them on a successful day.
Maria commented: “ It was wonderful to meet with the students and see a variety of fund raising ideas in action. Students had to work on plans to effectively raise funds for their chosen charities. I am very impressed with both the life and employability skills that BCoT are helping their students with additional needs develop.”A result of months of hard work for the students, the event saw a wide range of treats to purchase and games to play as students raised money for charities including Save the Children, Cancer Research UK and the RSPCA.
Speaking after the event, Principal of BCoT, Anthony Bravo said: “I would like to congratulate the students for organising this fantastic event which has raised more than £300 across a number of charities. The students have done themselves and the college incredibly proud. I would also like to extend my thanks to Maria Miller for coming along to support the event.”
BCoT’s Specialist Provision department is committed to providing alternative curriculum and tailored programmes for students who would benefit from a more individual education, with courses helping students to develop academic, emotional, social, life and employability skills to prepare them for the future.