Throughout the last year, Wirral Met College students and staff have undertaken a series of fundraising efforts for their college charity, Wirral Mind.
Wirral Mind is a local, independent mental health charity who provide a range of services to support the community to live healthier, happier lives.
A total of £1714.00 has been by students and staff through raffles, charity nights, tombolas, fairs, sponsored events, and more. A cheque for the money was presented to a representative of Wirral Mind by Wirral Met Principal and CEO, Gill Banks, at Wirral Met’s Freshers’ Fair.
Rachel Gilbert, Training Manager at Wirral Mind said "A massive thank you to Wirral Met for the continued support for Wirral Mind. It was an honour and a privilege to receive the cheque from you at Freshers Fair for the amazing work you did last year fundraising for us as your chosen Charity. The money that you have raised will help us to continue to support our community to live mentally healthier lives.
All our services, groups and activities aim to raise awareness, reduce isolation and challenge stigma associated with poor mental health. We all have mental health and we need to look after it. Thank you for helping us to do this and we look forward to working with you this year and into the future."
Wirral Met’s Freshers’ Fair welcomed new and returning students from across its five career-led campuses to Twelve Quays.
The event organised by the Wirral Met Student Union featured guest stalls from a variety of local businesses, employers and charities, activities hosted by students from across the curriculum areas, as well as music provided by DJ’s and live performances from our Music students.
The fair offered Wirral Met students the chance to find out more about what the college has to offer, including societies and clubs, support on offer, and an insight into different courses.
Stalls included face painting, a chocolate fountain provided by our Hospitality and Culinary Arts department, and hand massages from our Beauty students. Students were also able to collect a wide range of freebies including soft drinks, pin badges, stationary and other assorted goodies.
A special thank you to the following agencies, charities and local businesses who provided services, products and attended the Freshers’ Fair: Response, Health Protection Services, Wirral Sexual Health Services, CAHMS, Army Careers, Paul Lavelle Foundation, RASA, Hype Bikes, Wirral Ways, Beacon Counselling Trust, Future Yard, Wirral Mind, Wirral Citizens Advice, Wirral Deen Centre, Kooth, Rockdjane, Caterlink, Glimmer Shimmer, Balloontoons, Spencer Lynch, Dakota Balloons.
Check out photos from the event below.