WARRINGTON & Vale Royal College’s Creative and Performing Arts department is getting active throughout February, while raising money for mental health charity Mind.
Staff and students are completing one mile of exercise per day throughout the lockdown period, whether it be walking, running, riding or even skating!
This fantastic fundraising idea came from first-year Level 3 Art & Design student Molly Horrocks, who recognises that many people need support more than ever during these challenging times. Molly says, “So much is uncertain at the moment, especially for young people. I’m aware that lots of young minds are at risk and wanted to help them receive the support they deserve.”
Becky Rogers, Curriculum Leader for Art & Design, has assisted Molly with organising the event and is pleased to see the department get involved. She says, “I’m delighted that the department are taking part in this event and raising money for such a worthwhile charity. The campaign also encourages people to stay active and improve their own mental and physical wellbeing. I’m excited to see what everybody gets up to!”
The goal of this fundraising campaign is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and support the incredible work of Mind. The charity helps over 6,500 children, young people and adults each year in the local region.