Bury College staff and students were proud to support the Francis House Children’s Hospice Easter Knitted Chick appeal and help them smash last year’s target.

The college-wide Easter initiative saw staff from across Bury College knitting chicks which were sold and all money raised being donated to the Children’s Hospice based in Didsbury, Manchester. Last year, the chick appeal raised £50,000 for the hospice that provides a home from home environment to the families of children with life-limiting conditions.

Over in the Bury College Health and Social Care department, staff knitted sixty chicks for the appeal, and students helped towards raising £320 by selling and raffling the chicks.

Patricia Farrelly, Bury College Health and Social Care Team Leader was delighted by the efforts of the Easter appeal and to help support just a worthy charity.  

Patricia said, “I am really proud of our staff and students and the wonderful amount of money that they have raised for such a good cause.”

Carol Snowden Bury College Pastoral and Retention Quality Officer was proud to have raised £300 for the charity. Carol added, “The chicks were well received across the college and supported by both staff and students. We currently have an A Level Bury College student who attends Francis House and receives respite care and I have seen first-hand the difference the charity makes to the lives of so many people.”

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