Enterprising Treviglas students donate groceries to the Newquay Foodbank

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Over £425 worth of groceries have been donated to the Newquay Foodbank by students from Treviglas.  The group of community minded students, who are studying on the Deloitte Employability course, run in partnership with The Cornwall College Group, sold pasties, sausage rolls, cakes and biscuits, along with serving beverages during the college’s production of ‘The Riot’ and used the funds to buy products for the food bank.

The students were also given donations of food to help towards the cause by Booker’s in Newquay during their shopping trip to get the items most needed by the foodbank, which supports families in the Newquay area.

Deloitte Employability Trainer from The Cornwall College Group, Sandie Johns, said, “The students had four weeks to organise everything, which consisted of choosing their charity, planning, budgeting, organising, baking, advertising and running service during ‘The Riot’.” She added, “Throughout this course the students have consistently excelled; they have demonstrated such fantastic employability skills and qualities in a short period of time. They have taken ownership of their projects and have done so much for their local community, and made a real difference. The students should be proud of themselves, not only for their achievements which will contribute towards their coursework, and towards their ‘Young Leaders in Service Award’, but also because, quite simply, they have done something which will make a real difference to the lives of some people in Newquay. I could not be more proud of them.”

The group were also supported by Programme Manager, Phil Oakes, who produced a number of tasty treats for them to sell. Phil commented, “It was a great pleasure for myself and Cornwall College to work with Treviglas Community College again, and to raise such a fantastic amount of money for local charities. The Treviglas business students worked so well under pressure to come up with the menu, cost the items, order the ingredients, make all the goods and then, on four nights, run the refreshment bar to members of the public, including the candy floss machine. Projects like this are so important to the local community and for students to see how they can make a difference to people’s lives. It makes me immensely proud to be part of this and was so impressed with the commitment and level the students worked too”.

Mr. Thomas Wilson, Assistant Head at Treviglas, commented, “All students were a real credit to Treviglas and the community.  Their endeavours mean that those in need can now access a little bit more than usual and celebrate Easter.  I would like to thank Sandie and Phil for all they have done for Treviglas and the students they have mentored. I am looking forward to the next community project.”


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