Childcare students help local children's charity


Kind-hearted childcare students from New College Lanarkshire have been raising funds to help autistic children in the local area – and have raised £832.05 in the process!

Students on the NQ Early Education and Childcare course at the College’s Motherwell Campus raised the total to help the ‘St. Aidan’s Shining Stars’ charity – set up to help pupils with additional support needs at the Wishaw Primary school.

The class raised the funds to help the charity raise £60k to build a sensory garden for children within the school, which will be a welcome addition to the existing learning and communication support centre in the school.

The group organised and carried out a number of activities to raise the funds, including a sponsored walk around Strathclyde Park, Bake Sale, Raffles, Tombola Stall and Guess Ziggy’s birthday. 

Gail Frame, Class Lecturer, said: “The students really put their heart and soul into the fundraising activities and will get to see first-hand how their hard work has paid off with the development of the garden.

“On behalf of the students I would like to thank everyone who contributed to their fundraising activities.”

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