Bury College Public Services students raised funds for the 2018 Poppy Appeal as they helped to mark the 100 year anniversary since the First World War ended.

The Royal British Legion have been leading the nation in saying ‘thank you’ to all who served and scarified in the First World War. In the year that marks 100 years since the First World War ended, our students felt it was important to raise essential funds which will go a long way in providing vital support for the Armed Forces community.

During the run up to Remembrance Sunday, Public Services students held stands in the Millgate Centre, Bury where they sold Poppy’s in order to support this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Level 3 Public Services student David Platt, a former Philips High School pupil, was one of the students to participate in the fundraising events, “Whilst we have been selling the Poppy’s I have spoken to many different people who have had different experiences with the war. It was really interesting hearing their stories and to find out what the war means to different people.”

This fundraising initiative is just one example of the practical exercises Bury College Public Services students are invited to take part in throughout the year. Not only are the students helping within the local community they are gaining teamwork and communication skills which will help progress their future careers.   

Sarah Partington, Head of Curriculum for Public Services and Travel and Tourism said of the student’s efforts, “We are extremely proud of our Public Service learners who have given their time to volunteer for this good cause in the community to help raise funds for the Royal British Legion.”

For more information about Public Services courses at Bury College please call 0161 280 8280.

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