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York College students studying Hospitality Services Level 2 played a part in raising money for the 30th anniversary of St Leonard's Hospice by hosting a vintage tea party.


The tickets for the event sold out after the College’s Employer Engagement Coordinator, Sue Newton-Brown contacted the hospice to discuss how the College could link with them. Said Sue; “We are very pleased to work with a neighbouring charity , the Hospice links the College to the community.”

The tea was set against the sounds of a live string quartet and when the guests finished their cakes they were treated to a flower arranging display by Joanna Keely, a bespoke florist who also volunteers at the hospice.

Sarah Atkinson, Community Fundraiser for St Leonard's Hospice said: “We put on a number of events to raise money for the hospice which attracts the volunteers and hospice friends.  It was great to connect with the College and allow the students to work with their local community.”


Rianne Hughes, Ashfields manager said: “This was a lovely opportunity for our students, the vintage tea parties have been a huge success and provide a great platform for events such as these that allow us to foster links with the wider community.” 

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