Students wash up for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity
Students from Glasgow Clyde College have proven they have the qualities needed to succeed in life after successfully organising a charity car wash and raising over £200 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
As part of the college’s partnership with Tomorrow’s People, a group of unemployed students who are enrolled on the college’s 'Assist with an Event' course organised a car wash to raise funds for the charity and prove their capabilities to potential employers. During the event, which was held at Glasgow Clyde College’s Cardonald Campus, the students spent hours washing cars for fellow students, college staff, and members of the public.
Karen Campbell, Employabilty lecturer, at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “The students decided they wanted to fundraise for Glasgow Children’s Hospital as it’s a local charity that they all feel really connected to. Some of them have memories of being cared for at the hospital, whilst others’ children have been looked after there.
“I’ve been really impressed with how the students have worked together and think that they have each gained some really valuable work experience skills, whilst raising money for such a fantastic cause.”
The charity raises money to provide enhanced medical equipment, innovative play programmes, and family support services to children and young people who are treated at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children. They also help fund ground-breaking paediatric research.
Stuart Tominey, who is enrolled on the course, explained: “We decided to hold the event in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity as everyone knows about all the great work they do. My wee boy has been looked after there before so it feels good to be able to give back to a charity that’s so close to my heart.”
Twenty-two-year-old Mark O’Harney, who is originally from Ayrshire, added: “We thought a car wash would be a good idea and it was really popular with both the staff and students. Lots of people donated extra money to the charity as tips, too, which was great.”