Harrogate College Diploma in Vocational Studies Level 1 and STEPS students hosted a coffee morning to benefit the local community.
Students organised the event including baking the homemade scones, carrot cake and lemon drizzle cake to serving tea and coffee and designing posters to promote the event. A chill out room offered a fun relaxing environment to play jenga, chess or read a book.
The money raised will allow students who have learning difficulties and disabilities on the STEPS programme to make up Christmas hampers for Age Concern that will directly benefit local elderly residents.
The event allows students to understand the importance of care in the local community as well as planning and participating in an event.
Student Junior Richards said:
I really enjoy helping people and contributing to the local community, I helped promote the event producing posters and a PowerPoint presentation to show around the college.
Harrogate College Principal Anne-Marie Bostock said:
The coffee morning allows students to develop life and work skills that are invaluable in a work environment. Helping the community is an integral part of many of our courses. As a result of this coffee morning Harrogate College will be able to make Christmas hampers that will benefit elderly residents through Age Concern.