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Students take to the stage for charity

A group of second year BTEC Travel and Tourism students from City of Sunderland College have held a special cabaret show to support ‘Hope 4 Kidz’.

The 45-strong cast from the College’s St Peter’s Sixth Form took to and behind the stage at North Shore.

Raising £363.20 for the charity, final year student Ledine Mitchelson, said: “We wanted to support a local good cause and Hope 4 Kidz was a natural choice as it helps so many children and young people suffering from a physical or a mental disability here in Sunderland.

“We wanted to create a fun event to keep people entertained and also help with our studies, as part of our course covers a unit on entertainment. We all really enjoyed the show and hope the audience did too!”

The event will help the students achieve a unit on ‘Entertainment for Holiday Makers’, having worked hard to try and secure a high grade by demonstrating an impressive level of organisation, participation and evaluation skills.

Viv Watts, Chief Executive at Hope 4 Kidz, said: “Thank you to the students for selecting Hope 4 Kidz as their charity to support during their cabaret night. Without support from organisations like this, the charity would not be able to support as many beneficiaries. Every penny counts and the students certainly made their hard work count at the cabaret night.”

City of Sunderland College’s Travel and Tourism courses provide students with the best possible start to their careers, thanks to its range of specialist facilities and expert teaching staff.

The College has its own travel agency, ‘Citysun Travel’, run in partnership with Hays Travel, providing students with hands on experience under an experienced commercial manager.

At the College’s St Peter’s Sixth Form has a realistic fuselage training facility onsite to help cabin crew students to learn about working on an aircraft. All members of staff are from within the industry with experience in travel agencies, as well as working as holiday representatives and cabin crew.

City of Sunderland College also works with a number of national holiday companies, to ensure that those studying on its resort representative or cabin crew school leaver programmes are guaranteed an interview to help with their future careers.

For more information on the courses and facilities on offer visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6000

Hope 4 Kidz was established in May 2007 to give children and young people a sense of hope for their future.

It works tirelessly to support the well-being of youngsters who require various degrees of extra care, whether they are suffering from a physical or mental disability, living with a serious or prolonged illness, or need respite from poverty or abuse.

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