Staff and students have donned Christmas jumpers, antlers and Santas hats and raised more than £220 for two local charities: Derian House children’s hospice and Queenscourt Hospice.

An array of festive-themed fundraising activities were on offer at the college for students and staff. These included a Christmas photo booth, a hot chocolate bar, a Hook the Snowy Duck game, a staff vs. student challenge, and a Christmas Raffle, where entrants could win a tour of Everton FC’s stadium.

Principal Adele Wills thanked everyone for participating and donating money. “These are two fantastic local causes, and its great to be able to get everyone together, and in the spirit of Christmas, help others,” she said. “Well done to all our staff and students who were involved in the day’s activities.”

An evening of festive entertainment was provided after the fundraising activities, with KGV’s A Level Music and BTEC Music Technology students showcasing their talents in the annual KGV Christmas Concert.

In total £222.40 was raised at the event on Thursday, December 18, and will be split equally between the charities. Derian House is renowned throughout Lancashire as being the forefront of children’s palliative and respite care.

Queenscourt Hospice provides support for the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire who have serious illnesses, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life at each stage.

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