CAPA College hosts its inaugural Charity Week and helps to raise over £7,000 for worthwhile causes

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CAPA College hosts its inaugural Charity Week and helps to raise over £7,000 for worthwhile causes 

In the lead up to Christmas, CAPA College students and staff decided to give back to the community in the college’s inaugural Charity Week. From donating to food banks to hosting a Christmas jumper day, CAPA College collected donations for a host of fantastic causes. 

Throughout December students participated in the Christmas tour, singing Christmas songs in a variety of venues from care homes, hospitals, train stations to galleries and private businesses. Students raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support while spreading festive cheer through their performances of festive carols and Christmas classics. While performing at Wakefield Westgate station and Wakefield Bus station they managed to raise an impressive £300.  

The tour also took students to Leeds Minster for the ‘Carols for Christmas Concert’ in aid of Leeds Cancer Support, Leeds Cares and Maggie’s Yorkshire Macmillan Cancer Support. This event raised a huge £6,479.43 and featured a variety of performances including CAPA College’s acapella choir. This inspired CAPA College Charity week, allowing staff and students to generate even more donations! 

The week began with two second year drama students holding a bake sale, fundraising for the Little Princess Charity, who supply real hair wigs to children with hair loss. Students planned and organised the sale themselves and sold delicious buns and cakes at CAPA College’s Thornes Campus. 

Later in the week, Christmas Jumper Day encouraged students and staff to wear their most impressive festive attire. Each person contributed at least £1 to Wakefield Healthwatch, a local cancer charity. Some students even attempted ballet in their holiday jumpers! The event helped to raise over £300 for an important charity.

Finally, staff and students came together to help those in need through organising a food bank donation. A huge amount of non-perishable goods, from tinned food and cereals to personal hygiene products were collected and donated to the Well Project food bank in Normanton, run as part of the Trussell Trust. Nearly 120kg of food and toiletries were delivered to the food bank, marking the end of CAPA College’s Charity Week. 

CAPA College understand the importance of giving back, especially in the season of goodwill. Overall, CAPA College contributed in raising a massive £7,386.86 over the course of Charity Week and hope that they will have helped those in need over the Christmas period. A huge thank you to all those that generously donated and helped make a difference!