When tasked to ‘make a difference’, students on Reaseheath College’s Level 3 Diploma in Public Services course chose to bring joy to children whose illnesses will keep them in hospital over Christmas.
They focussed on helping young patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, one of the country’s leading specialist hospitals, and donated well over £300 worth of Christmas presents.
A committee, elected by course members, organised the whole activity including contacting the hospital, communicating with relevant departments, advertising their campaign, collecting donations and adding presents themselves. They then organised a visit to the hospital to deliver the gifts.
Said Course Manager Liam Salt: “I’m extremely proud of all the students and how much they achieved with minimal input from me or other lecturers. They are a credit to their course, to the public services department and to Reaseheath College.
“The Alder Hey staff were genuinely grateful and couldn’t thank the students enough.”