Colchester Institute raises over £2000 for Guide Dogs

Colchester Institute students and staff have shown their generosity by raising £2062.36 for Guide Dogs.

In 2013 students chose Guide Dogs as the College’s charity of the year. During the year students and staff showed their support for the charity by thinking up different ways to raise money. Students organised live music competitions, pampering sessions, body waxing challenges, head shaves, book sales and delicious food.

Alison Andreas, Principal and Chief Executive said, “I am really pleased that our students and staff have come together to find so many fun and creative ways to raise money for Guide Dogs. It’s fantastic that so many people have donated so generously.”

Each year, Colchester Institute chooses a charity to support and encourages everyone to fundraise throughout the academic year. Guide Dogs is a charity very close to the College’s heart, as it has its very own guide dog, Warwick, who supports Christian Norman, Director of Faculty: Business and Services.

Christian said, “It is fantastic that the College has supported Guide Dogs, as every guide dog has a huge impact on the life of their owner.”