Students at Prior Pursglove College and Stockton Sixth Form College have worked together on a unique charity challenge to raise money for the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation.
The group of 20 students sat in every seat in the Riverside Stadium – all 34,990 of them!
The challenge was organised by Prior Pursglove College’s Events Team – a dedicated group of students whose aim is to assist in the organisation and running of fun and often charitable events for all students at the college. The Events Team chose MFC Foundation as their ‘Charity of the Year’ and have been raising money throughout the year with cake stalls, raffles and an Easter tombola. Every student taking part has raised a minimum of £20.
This is the first opportunity for students at both colleges to work together since they officially announced plans to merge and become Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College.
MFC Foundation works across the Tees Valley providing activities for young people and adults in sport, education and health providing safe, positive environments to help raise aspirations of individuals.
Principal Joanna Bailey said: “I am delighted that students on both sites of the merged college have committed to supporting the excellent work of the MFC Foundation. The vision behind the merger is to secure the college’s viability for the longer term in order to even further enhance the opportunities available to young people in our area. This is a fantastic example of what the students on both sites can achieve by working together – the first of many I am sure.”