A big-hearted student from South Thames College raised over £500 for Macmillan by auctioning a guitar he handcrafted during his lessons. 30-year-old Steven Richardson, a musical instrument making and repair student at the Merton Campus of the college, chose to raise money for the cancer charity after his aunt died of the disease last year.
Steven, who lives in Streatham, said: "My aunt's wish was for donations to be made to Macmillan nurses as they really helped her in her last days. Whilst there was a whip around, I didn't feel that it would be enough on my part. So I decided to build a guitar and auction it off, in the hope of making more than just £20 in a cup."
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Fifteen students from South Thames College will be making the 100 mile trip to Birmingham next week to take part in the finals of the largest skills competition in the UK.
Held at the Skills Show in NEC Birmingham from 14 - 16 November, the WorldSkills UK competition will see over 500 students competing for medals in over 60 competitions including electrical installation, hairdressing, welding, web design and cooking.
After triumphing in the regional heats, two college bands and two media make-up students will be putting their skills to the test against competitors from around the country in the media make-up and pop music categories.
Kind-hearted young people from the Prince's Trust Team Programme run at South Thames College are using their artistic skills to renovate a local nursery after a water leak ruined the children's display work.
Keen for Ashburton under 5's nursery in Putney not to be left high and dry after their watery misfortune, 14 Prince's Trust students from the Wandsworth Campus of the College set about creating a new inspiring environment for the children and nursery staff. The exterior has being decorated with an inviting landscape and a mural of a 'thinking tree' has been added to the walls to help children improve their team work and confidence.
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