Students with cakes and collection buckets

Northenden students brew up for Francis House

Students at The Manchester College’s Northenden Campus have been holding regular coffee mornings in aid of Francis House, a local charity for children with life-limiting conditions.

The students, who study on the College’s Routes to Employment course, made cakes, served customers and looked after the money raised. Tutor Andrew Parkinson said: ‘They’re learning real work skills and also doing something good for charity. Francis House is a good local charity and we’ve had students who have come to the College from Francis House.’

They’re learning real work skills and also doing something good for charity.

Francis House provides a home from home for families whose children have life-limiting conditions. At the final coffee morning of term, the students presented Kate Puc, Fundraising Officer for Francis House, with a cheque for the money raised. Kate said: ‘I came in and talked to the students about Francis House and they were enthusiastic to help. It’s great to see local communities supporting Francis House, raising funds and awareness.’


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