Students studying the Extended Diploma in Business at York College showed their support to the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day by holding a charity event in the College's Atrium, raising £240.77.
The concept was simple; students donated money to wear their Christmas jumpers whilst also holding a morning stall selling bacon sandwiches, mince pies and hot drinks as well as selling tickets for a raffle.
Business tutor, Mark Rushworth said: "This is a good example of different tutor groups supporting each other. All students in the group participated and a few of them really went the extra mile making sure the event was a success; they were excellent ambassadors for the group and the College.
It's an excellent example of the community spirit shown by York College students raising money for a worthy charity."
Business students Chloe Fletcher and Sophie Stuart took a leading role in the organisation of the Christmas Jumper fundraiser, saying: "Donating £1 to wear a Christmas jumper is an easy thing for most people to do and this has real benefits for Save the Children. We would like to thank the local businesses who donated raffle prizes, as well as the students and staff at York College who supported our event. This has been an enjoyable and worthwhile task for Business students, we have raised significant funds to help Save The Children and we have learnt skills which can be attributed to our course work."