Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC)’s Computing and Business students have raised more than £200 for Bridgwater Food Bank, the highest figure in six years.
Every Christmas, the Computing department leads on an annual collection for the charity, raising an average of £125. This year saw record donations of both money and physical items from staff and students studying Computing and Business courses at BTC. The cash was used to buy food and other essentials on the food bank’s list of critical items that are rarely donated, such as fruit juices, tinned fruit, long-life milk, tinned meat and fish, and toiletries.
Level 1 Course Leader Richard Everard said
The team were utterly stunned by the generosity of the students this Christmas. This year is proving to be even tougher for families in need of food bank assistance, and we are immensely proud of how our learners have risen to the challenge of supporting those in need.
Community involvement is one of seven key themes incorporated into the BTC Advantage scheme. Open to all students and woven into every course, the programme aims to support personal development, behaviour and welfare so that students flourish both academically and personally. For more information about this scheme, as well as other ways in which students have supported the local community, visit the BTC Advantage page and Latest News page.