Aviation students raise money for local homeless charity

AVIATION students raise money for local homeless charity Level 3 Aviation Operation students at South Essex College have been raising money for local homeless charity, HARP Southend.Over the last few weeks, three students, Megan, Kate and Emily at the Southend campus, organised a charity raffle and GoFundMe page to raise money for a great cause.

During a difficult year in the pandemic, local community support has been instrumental in helping those in need. The students collective effort and hard work for the community has resulted in them raising a whopping £364.A local representative from HARP, Lisa Walton, forged a great connection with the students and personally congratulated them by visiting them at the Southend campus. She said: “During these unprecedented times, our residents really have struggled and South Essex College students and staff have made such a lovely contribution to HARP at this particularly hard time of year and is a wonderful example of the great community that we live in.”

“Both myself and the residents really wish to send heartfelt thanks to all concerned as we could not do this without all the local community support.”

The fundraiser has been a very reflective experience, with the students saying: “Sometimes it’s easy to walk by because we know we can’t change someone’s whole life in a single afternoon but what we fail to realize is that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.”

“This really encouraged us to do our best to raise money for the charity and we are so happy with what we have achieved.”

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