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Supporting St. Teresa's

Date Posted: 22/12/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

BTEC Sport and Leisure, and A Level Travel and Tourism students from QE have completed a leaflet drop on behalf of the town’s Rotary Club encouraging families to have their real Christmas trees collected for recycling in January, in exchange for a donation to local charity, St. Teresa’s Hospice. Every year, Darlington Rotary Club strives to raise as much money as possible for the charity, which is renowned for the fantastic care of its patients and their families. The students delivered over 1200 flyers to households in the surrounding area, including the outskirts of Mowden and Cockerton, before returning to College and promoting the scheme amongst members of staff.

Nancy Wall, Course Leader for Travel and Tourism, explains: ‘We chose to support this cause because the hospice helps so many local residents, not only their patients but also family and friends. The students made a fantastic effort and were able to distribute an enormous amount of leaflets’.

Households have until 12pm on Wednesday 3rd January to register their interest in the recycling initiative which has raised over £5000 in previous years.