2 December 2013

Forty-six students from Cadbury College in Kings Norton have donated over eighty bags of recycled clothing to the British Heart Foundation’s Bag Appeal.

The collection was part of the A Level students’ charity enrichment programme in which they support and fundraise for both local and international charities.

One of the charities the students are supporting locally is the British Heart Foundation; with each student donating at least one bag of unwanted clothing to help fight heart disease in the UK.

Second year student DeVante Maye donated twenty-five bags to the appeal, which showed a real passion for helping his local community. A Level student Rachael Whitehead also donated to the cause, she said: “It’s a very positive feeling knowing items I don’t use anymore can benefit others. A lot of students donated bags, so I feel our college has really made a positive impact.”.

The bags were collected from the college by the British Heart Foundation and the recycled items will be distributed for sale in local charity shops.

Jon Regnart, Learning Mentor at Cadbury College, commented: “I was really pleased at the effort and dedication our students showed towards bringing in the bags for charity. Some students live a fair distance from the college, so it was brilliant they went the extra mile for the British Heart Foundation.”