South Thames College helped celebrate Wandsworth's thriving business community at the borough's Business Awards led by Wandsworth Chambers of Commerce.
Over 220 people attended the event held at the Roehampton Club, which saw 11 businesses rewarded for their hard work and dedication in categories ranging from Entrepreneur of the Year, Commitment to the Community and Best Green Business.
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An elderly care home in Putney won’t be short of Christmas cheer this year, as student volunteers from South Thames College organised a medley of festive activities for the residents to take part in.
13 young people aged 16 – 25 years old on the College’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme chose to help Chestnut House for their community team challenge week.
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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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