Students raise vital funds for local hospice

Students from Barnet and Southgate College's Health, Education and Social Care department successfully completed a five mile sponsored charity walk from the Wood St Campus in Barnet to Hadley Woods

The sponsored walk was arranged to help raise vital funds for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, which is based in Barnet. The charity is an innovative children's hospice service, providing practical and emotional support to life-limited and life-threatened children and their families. The hospice seeks to serve around 350 children and their families living within the communities of Enfield, Barnet, Camden, Haringey and Islington, they are currently raising funds to try and build their own premises and continue with their community outreach work.

Over sixty College students and staff took part in the walk earlier this year and raised an amazing £1000.00 for the charity. On Friday, David Byrne, Principal of the College, officially presented the amount as a giant cheque to Sarah Austin from Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, alongside students from Barnet and Southgate College studying Childcare level 2 and level 3 and Health and Social Care level 3.

Barnet and Southgate College Principal David Byrne said:

“Barnet and Southgate College, Health and Social Care students and staff regularly support local community services and everyone involved worked incredibly hard to raise £1,000 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, we hope that the amount raised helps towards the vision of building their own premises and continuing their great work.”

Pictured: College Principal David Byrne and students from Barnet and Southgate College present Sarah Austin from Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice a cheque for £1,000.

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  • Barnet and Southgate College is a highly successful further education college with around 20,000 students of all ages from 14 years upwards. The College occupies three main campuses: Southgate, Grahame Park at Colindale and the brand new town centre campus at Wood St, High Barnet. Follow our news on Facebook and Twitter.
  • The College is recognised for the broad range of its courses and the high quality of its teaching. Full and part time courses for young people and adults include A levels, foundation degrees, professional qualifications, vocational studies, and skills based training and education for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The College also supports people who are unemployed or at risk of redundancy with specialised courses.
  • The College has strong links with partners such as the London Boroughs of Barnet and Enfield, Middlesex University and local schools. It also works in partnership with local, regional and national employers, in particular through Training for London, a specialist subsidiary which provides bespoke training for large and small employers.