College staff and students show their charitable side

Staff and students at City of Glasgow College have been busy fundraising for a variety of charities. 

Corporate Development brought some much needed cheer to summer’s grey skies with a Strawberry Tea held in Riverside campus today, Friday 1 July. Staff baked, created and crafted (okay some bought) an absolutely enormous selection of cakes, buns, tiffin, rocky roads, donuts, brownies, pastries and scones served, of course, with strawberries and cream. Generous donations from happy eaters mean the charity event has raised a whopping £675 for Breast Cancer Care. Those extra pounds are worth it!

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students from literacy and elementary classes have grown, from seed, 15 types of herbs and flowers as part of an ESOL Goes Green sustainability project. The students worked hard to practise their communication skills and helped each other grow new and familiar plants native to the UK and to their countries of origin.  

The project culminated in a plant sale run by the students which raised over £80 for their chosen charities, Oxfam and Cancer Research. 

NC Administration students helped raise funds for the Help to Hear Fund. This particular charity means a great deal to one of our students. Julie Sword’s daughter Amy is deaf so students, staff, friends and family organised a fundraising event. There was Bingo and a raffle with a wide variety of prizes on offer; and cakes, soft drinks, tea and coffee to keep everyone going. Help to Hear is a registered charity set up to establish a Cochlear Implant Programme. More information can be found on their website

And on a beautiful sunny Saturday early in June the annual Bobath Dragon Boat Race took place with a very enthusiastic Team City appropriately dressed as Hawaii Always Us. Their rigorous training programme paid off – for the other contestants as our charity stalwarts accepted their last but one placing with good cheer! The team has raised well over £1,000 so far which is absolutely fantastic.