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12:55 Friday 21 March 2014 

Coffee-drinking college students raise cancer charity cash

Students from East Berkshire College organised a special coffee morning to help raise money for charity.

Students from the Personal Options Programme helped raise money for Breast Cancer Care
Students from the Personal Options Programme helped raise money for Breast Cancer Care

 

As part of their community project, 25 students from the Personal Options programme, sold a variety of cakes, hot drinks, plants, books, homemade felt hearts, mugs and raffle tickets to students and staff at the Langley campus in Station Road.

Overall they raised £155 for Breast Cancer Care.

Lecturer Jenny Cobble said: “The event was a great success, thanks to the hard work and effort of the students.

“As well as raising money for a worthwhile cause, the event also helped the students develop their ability to work as a team and communicate effectively.

“Each year the programme aims to prepare students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities for life and work, by developing the skills and confidence they need to succeed.”

The event was part of a business enterprise scheme developed by the college to help students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities learn valuable life skills which can be used in the workplace.

The Personal Options programme is an entry-level course for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

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