Saluting the armed forces with charity event

Saluting the armed forces with charity event

A night of live music, fashion and food organised by travel and tourism management students raised a £364 for armed forces men and women.

Dearne Valley College students organised the event as part of their assessment and donated the proceeds to Help for Heroes, which supports British armed forces personnel.

One of the students, Kaydie Gwiazda, said: “We chose the charity because it is close to many people’s hearts, and we were pleased to not only reach our target of £300, but to exceed it.”

The students encountered a number of setbacks and last minute cancellations, but with some hasty planning managed to fill the empty slots.

“The event ran smoothly on the night and really demonstrated the advantages of working together as a team and having the communication in place to provide a successful event,” added Kaydie.

Tutor Lisa Bramley said: “The evening went really well and the students worked brilliantly together.

“It was a successful night of fun showcasing a whole host of local talents and enterprises, while raising a good sum of money.”