Hospitality Students’ Fundraising for Hospice

A group of hospitality students from City College Norwich have raised over £380 for the East Anglia Children’s Hospice at Quidenham by holding a fundraising buffet and quiz evening.

A group of hospitality students from City College Norwich have raised over £380 for the East Anglia Children’s Hospice at Quidenham by holding a fundraising buffet and quiz evening.

The fundraising event took place in the College’s Debut Restaurant and featured foods from around the world and a challenging general knowledge quiz.  The 15 students organised all aspects of the evening, from the catering to the organisation and promotion of the event, as well as ensuring that all of the guests were well looked after during the evening – all skills they have been developing through their course.

Lecturer Moira Hinde said: “The students did really well.  They pulled together as a team on the night and met their target of raising money for EACH.  They also received great customer feedback for the food and the service”.

Hospitality student Sarah Pitt, 27, from Combs, said: “I really enjoyed the experience.  We all had to work together as a team and to use our initiative to make it a successful evening”.  

The students presented a cheque for £388.82 to Jessica Hiscocks, Norfolk Fundraiser for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). 

Ms Hiscocks said:  “Here at EACH we are delighted to have the support of the students at City College Norwich who have put in a lot of time and effort to help raise funds. It is great to see young people getting involved in fundraising and we are so grateful for their support. We rely upon public support for the majority of our annual income which is why events like these are vital. I hope the efforts of the students will inspire other schools and colleges to raise funds too.”

EACH provides care and support to life-threatened children and their families in their own homes, as well as their hospices based at Quidenham, Milton and Ipswich. Some children may only have a short time to live, perhaps only weeks or months, others may reach early adulthood but the EACH aim is always the same – to enhance their quality of life and support their family.

For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk or call (01953) 715559.
 

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