What better way to raise money for a good cause than indulging in a slice of cake?

That’s what students and staff across the Education Training Collective have been doing, as the colleges joined the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

NETA Training, Redcar and Cleveland College, Stockton Riverside College, Bede Sixth Form and The Skills Academy, all got involved.

Volunteers from across the group prepared a feast of sweet treats to help get the cash rolling in.

NETA's quality and compliance officer, Natalie Woodgate, said: "We wanted to get involved in the Macmillan coffee morning because everyone knows the office wouldn’t function without it’s early morning brew!

"Aside from that, we can only begin to imagine how much work is involved, and the great financial effort, of providing the invaluable service that Macmillan offer.

"Everyone at some point will be touched by somebody who may need the care they provide, and that’s why at NETA we were all keen to support the cause."

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s largest fundraising event to support people living with cancer. People are invited to host their own coffee morning with all donations going to the charity.

At Stockton Riverside College, graphic designer Bethany O'Donnell was heading up the action in memory of her mum. She said: “I love baking and I love cake, so the Macmillan coffee morning really is the ideal event for me.”

Meanwhile over at The Skills Academy alternative provision manager Tracey Laycock added: “Events such as these bring everyone together as a community, which is so important for our young people, especially after the last two years.

“As well as offering the chance to learn about the charity and help a good cause, for The Skills Academy this is a great opportunity to develop learners’ key skills such as money monitoring, organising and promoting the event. It has even fed into our English lessons with students writing an invite letter and email.”

In just a few short hours the colleges together raised more than £500 For Macmillan Cancer Support, with more events due to take place next week.

NETA Macmillan Coffee Morning Skills Lee Pink Elizabeth Boagey Mark Shaw Skills Kelsey Williams Stacey Nicholson Skills Tyler Williams Declan Grey Elliot Pledger Stockton Bethany Odonnell 2 Skills Chris Cameron
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