Waterlooville students help out animal charities with fundraising

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STUDENTS on an animal management course spent their time outside the classroom focusing on feather and furred friends.

The BTEC Extended Diploma course students at South Downs College, who finish this summer, have gone the extra mile to raise money for a number of animal charities.

They also undertook a variety of different events for their fundraising, including gigs, a sponsored dog walk, a student/lecturer swap day – where students took the role of the lecturer and delivered the lessons and the lecturers sat in as students – Easter egg hunt and cake sales.

The raised more than £1,700 for Canine Partners, PDSA, Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, Tiger SOS, Plastic Ocean and the RSPCA Stubbington Ark.

Lecturer Erin Searle said: ‘I’m so proud of them. They have embraced fundraising really enthusiastically and as they go off into the world of work and onto university this will look great on their CVs.’