Rochdale Sixth Form students and staff pulled out all the stops for this years Red Nose Day and raised a staggering £1210 which will go towards some incredible projects both in the UK and Africa to tackle poverty and injustice.
Throughout the full College day, students sold homemade cakes, sweets and a staggering 400 red noses. Everyone in College was encouraged to wear red clothing to mark the occasion, and there were also extra incentives for the students to dig a little deeper. Students came up with a list of fun pledges for the staff to complete should a certain amount of money be raised. Pledges ranged from not being able to use the lifts for a week, to providing a personalised waiter service at lunchtimes!
The entire day was organised by the 7 Student Union members and they were also responsible for managing the cash flow and the stock levels to ensure that the stall was replenished on a regular basis.
Student Engagement & Involvement Coordinator, Jack Lyons, said: “This was a fantastic achievement by the Student Union and I’m very proud of them all for their hard work and determination. Their target was £600 and they more than doubled it which is fantastic. It was such an enjoyable day and I’m delighted with how well organised it was. The Senior Leadership Team were all very impressed and as a group made a fantastic donation too.”
Ethan Marriott, President of the Student Union, said: “We would like to thank everyone at Rochdale Sixth Form College for making this event such a success. We all had such fun and to raise so much money is unbelievable.”