Tea was served in style when learners in Essex dressed up as the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit to raise money for charity.

Chelmsford College’s learner voice representatives, with staff and students, served afternoon tea, sandwiches, cake and scones, whipped up by the college baking department, raising £633.11 for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

“The Tea for Helen Open Day was the first community fundraising event we have held at the College and we were thrilled by how well it went,” said marketing manager Nikki Kennard.

“Local families, staff and students turned up to have some fun and in the process raise a considerable sum for a local charity.

“We look forward to holding another event next year.”

Students also ran a variety of activities including a tombola, a bookstall and hair and beauty treatments.

Featured image caption: From left: IT learner voice rep Kieran Heseltine, 18, marketing manager Nikki Kennard, tutor Paul Davison, and engineering learner voice representative Mathias Mutisi, 23 

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