Last Friday, our catering students presented Saint Francis Hospice with a cheque as result of their fundraising efforts over the festive season.
The students sold raffle tickets to customers who booked a Christmas meal at the Jubilee Restaurant at our Quarles Campus, raising an impressive total of £300.00 to donate to the cause.
This follows their efforts last year when they raised £434.00, owing to the fact that they sold tickets at more restaurant sittings. The choice of Saint Francis Hospice in particular stems from the fact that many of the Jubilee Restaurant’s customers have a connection to the charity in one way or another.
Saint Francis Hospice is an independent charity serving the Essex borough, providing free of charge care and support to individuals with life-limiting illnesses and their families. It costs £21,000 a day to cover the cost of running their specialist end of life care services, so all donations they receive, no matter how big or small, are crucial.
Andy Furneaux, a member of the charity’s community fundraising team who accepted the cheque (pictured above), extended his thanks to the College:
A huge thank you to Tony and all the catering students at Havering College for this latest donation. We are very grateful for your continued support and to all your customers who bought raffle tickets to raise money for their local hospice. We would not be able to raise the funds we need without the incredible generosity of supporters like you.
To find out more about the work of Saint Francis Hospice and donate, please visit their website, or call them on 01708 753319.