Are you fundraising for your African Adventure over the festive season?
Ahead of their African Adventure to Ghana next summer, Chesterfield College took part in their first fundraiser, a Santa Dash on Monday morning around Queen’s Park in Chesterfield. Over 100 staff and students from the college joined forces with local organisations and businesses dressed as santas and elves for a fun and festive sprint, jog or walk around the 1-mile circuit.
The energetic swarm of santas and elves raised an incredible £700 and all the funds raised will be going towards their volunteering expedition to Ghana with African Adventures in June, 2016.
Stuart Allen, Director of Health Wellbeing and Society (as well as Group Leader for the trip), was delighted with the turnout and support received:
“What a great way to start a Monday morning in December! I’ve seen some amazing outfits and fantastic Christmas spirit from all involved. It’s been an absolute credit to the volunteers and staff from college who have worked really hard to plan this event.”
“Thanks to all the students, staff, organisations and local businesses who have taken time out to support the volunteers by taking part today. This will help them to make a difference when they get to Ghana. It’s a great start to our fundraising efforts and I know there is still sponsorship money to come in so I look forward to seeing the final total.”
The college have a group of 14 signed up and they will be holding lots more fundraising events and activities over the coming months to raise their £21,000 target to get to Africa.
The group of students and staff will be volunteering at a partner school project within a rural fishing and agricultural community in the Volta region, on Ghana’s south-eastern coast. They will be helping to support the education of many young students attending the school and will have the chance to get involved in teaching, building and sports coaching roles.
Well done Chesterfield and we look forward to hearing about your next fundraiser!
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