Students and staff wore yellow to mark the day and gave donations to the cause.
Sarah Allen, Centre Manager of the Young Carers Organisation, said: “A big thank you to Palmer’s College staff and students for the donation, which will help towards the daily transport costs for our young carers.”
Principal of Palmer’s College Mark Vinall, said: “I am very proud of the fund-raisers and the young carers for their generosity of spirit as well as time and money.”
Student Executive member Ivy Monyenche delivered the cheque to the centre workers Pete Dyer and Sarah Reynolds
The Sunshine Centre serves young carers from as young as four years of age and are based in Tilbury.