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On March 24th, students and staff joined forces for the biggest Red Nose Day celebration that the college has seen to date. Lead by the Student Union, the college managed to raise over £200 for this great cause, as well as bring extra joy to the Friday afternoon.

The Student Union of 2016/2017 were faced with their biggest task to date with a Red Nose Day fundraiser. As this would be their last event together, students pulled out all of the stops to ensure they were remembered, all whilst raising as much as they could for the incredible charity. From a cake raffle to stocks, the students worked tirelessly to ensure that the day would be great fun for both staff and students, and even managed to convince Deputy Principal, Simon Barrable, to take part in a charity sponge throw.

Simon stated: “It has been fantastic to see all the great work our Student Union has done to raise money for this worthy cause. Setting up the stocks in th College quad was great fun, the raffle tickets sold very well and the collection buckets were rattling all day. Well done to all.”

On top of giving students the opportunity to throw sponges at Mr Barrable, as well as members of the SU, a raffle took place giving everyone the opportunity to win a cake made by the famous Portsmouth College baker Alison Ray.

SU President, Lanieta Basiyalo, said: “We feel very proud of how the students and staff have contributed towards our Red Nose Day fundraising. We'd like to thank everyone who has been involved during our fundraising, especially Alison Ray for the beautiful cake and the marketing and events team for helping us with all the preparation. Together, we have raised so much and we are so glad that we are able to make a difference.”

Overall the day was a great success, seeing over £200 being raised for Comic Relief, which will go towards both local and worldwide projects to help those in need. The sense of community within the college has further grown and developed from this fundraising event, and students and staff alike cannot wait to see what the upcoming SU can do to challenge this.

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