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Ex-student, and local vegan baker, Rosie Newton returned to Portsmouth College this Tuesday to sell cakes in aid of her fundraising for Raleigh International and ICS.

With aspirations to make a difference, Rosie has set herself several fundraising challenges, varying from bake sales to hiking the distance of 100+ miles, all to complete her fundraising goal of £1,500 for Raleigh International & ICS.

Once completing her goal, Rosie will be spending a total of 10 weeks in Nepal, where she will be living and supporting a community in poverty, and the College students, staff and governors came out to support Rosie, and help her raise the funds she needs to embark on this incredible, life changing experience.

Rosie said: “I am so grateful for all of the support that Portsmouth College has offered me. When I was a student here, they helped me to set up my vegan cake business, Roses Bakery, so a cake sale felt perfectly appropriate.

“Volunteering is so important, and can help improve and save lives in struggling parts of the world. There are millions of people around the world who don’t have the things we take for granted, like clean water. I’m doing my bit to change that.”

Rosie’s hard work and dedication towards this worthy cause has inspired both staff and students throughout the college, with College Principal, Steve Frampton MBE adding:

“It is always great to see both current and former students wanting to make a positive change to the world. Rosie was a wonderful student at the college, and it is truly inspirational to see her not only grow her business, but to also challenge herself with these bake sales, hikes and volunteering.”

To read more about Rosie’s story, and to donate, please visit:

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