Students’ charity walk for children’s service

Barnsley College students and staff have continued their support for an NHS transport service for critically ill children by donning their walking shoes to raise further funds.

Two groups of Childcare and Education Professions students undertook the 2.5-mile walk from the Old Mill Lane campus to Worsbrough Mill for The Children’s Hospital Charity, who will direct the money raised to Embrace, Yorkshire and Humber’s Infant and Childrens Transport Service.

Course leader Karen Mason said: “Our link with Embrace has allowed the students to learn about the service region and the varied careers that exist within the NHS. This is the latest in a series of walks which students have undertaken to raise funds for the service and we are delighted to support Embrace in this way.”

Ray Trent, Call Centre Manager at Embrace, added: “I am enthused by the motivation of the college students and staff and the Embrace team is grateful for all their efforts. In turn, we have been happy to educate the students about Embrace and provide them with the motivation to achieve great things.”

Cheryl Davidson, Community Fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital Charity, commented: “It is fantastic that the students and staff at the college are supporting Embrace, have taken it to their hearts and are raising awareness of the work this world class service does.”

It’s not too late to apply for a Childcare and Education Professions course at Barnsley College. Call 01226 216 123 for more information.

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