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It’s been an incredibly busy month for students at Fairfield Farm College, a specialist college based in Dilton Marsh. Students have been actively fundraising for two very important causes, and whether it’s been helping organise donations for Ukraine or dancing their way around Dilton Marsh for Comic Relief, they’ve managed to raise an enormous £4368 and counting.
The Fairfield Farm College Student Council immediately jumped into action as the terrible events happening in Ukraine unfolded, and wanted to help whatever way they could. They started working with Daykin Estates in Westbury to organise and collect donations for refugees in Ukraine and beyond. It became apparent that there was a huge support from the college and surrounding community, so students spent several days helping to organise and pack the donations with the team at Daykin Estates.
As there had been so many donations, the Ukraine Crisis Appeal said they didn’t require any further clothing, so the college was able to donate the remaining clothes to Bag2School. They then work with charities across the world to distribute clothing to those who need it.
Holly Worts, Senior Education Manager at Fairfield Farm College, said: “We were able to pass these clothes on to Bag2School, and then donate the money we received back to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal, so nothing went to waste”.
Students also planned and took part in a range of events to help raise money for Comic Relief 2022. The main activity was a ‘Sponsored Music Marathon’, as well as raffles and other activities. Groups of students were each given a music genre, they then walked, jogged, or ran a route around Dilton Marsh wearing fancy dress from the same genre. The total raised for Comic Relief was a massive £1280.00, the most students have ever raised for Comic Relief at the college.
Students at Fairfield Farm College have won the Student Council Award at Westbury Young People Awards 2022.
Students at Fairfield Farm College have been working with the Wiltshire Museum on a new 4-week project, focusing on the work of WW2 landscape artist Eric Ravilious. His work captured many beautiful paintings of the chalk downloads of Wiltshire and Sussex.
Fairfield Farm College, a college for young adults with learning disabilities based in Dilton Marsh, has recently started working with power tool and security technology giants Stanley Black & Decker.