Students have celebrated an incredibly successful year and raised money for charity at a special celebration.
Cornwall College Saltash has held its annual celebration of success for Access to Higher Education students.
The evening, held at the Albion in Liskeard, celebrated the success of the current students in what has been another exceptional year.
It was also an evening that welcomed back alumni, who spoke about their successes at university and beyond.
Student, Melodie Benson, said the event “was a fantastic way to celebrate our achievements and hard work throughout the year”.
Each year Access students choose a charity to raise money for throughout the year. Two charities were chosen this year; Ellie’s Haven and Shekinah Mission.
“Ellie’s Haven is a charity that provides free holidays, within their specially adapted property, to families and carers with children that have long term or life limiting illnesses,” Melodie continued.
“Our other chosen charity, Shekinah Mission, is a charity that provides support, including accommodation, employability programmes and a drop-in service. This support is given to those that are homeless, have mental health illnesses, recovering from drug and alcohol issues and ex-offenders.”
“We are all really pleased to support these charities and the amazing work they do.”
In total over £600 was raised on the evening through donations and a raffle.
Team Lead for Access to Higher Education at Saltash, Kevin Smale, spoke about how proud the college is of its students, adding it was “a wonderful event, bringing together current level two Progression Diploma and Access to Higher Education learners to share in their successes this year”.
“We are extremely proud of what our students achieve every year. We have exceptional staff and students at Cornwall College Saltash and we are already looking forward to another brilliant year of learning from September,” he added.