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Public Services students take part in community projects

Public Services students with food for food bank

This October, Public Services learners from Tamworth College took part in community projects as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme this month.

Students worked on two social action projects at Tamworth Food bank and TNP house care home.

Tamworth Foodbank

Students collected items of food to give to the foodbank, as well as collecting donations at the college. They also took part in activities such as a mini-Olympics and a sponsored run which raised over £275 to purchase more food items to donate to the foodbank.

Tom Baker, a public services learner said: “From having first-hand experience with this charity work, it’s really hard to describe the emotions you feel after knowing you’ve helped change someone’s life, in fact, it’s overwhelming and it fills a part of your heart which you didn’t know needed filling. Furthermore, NCS has provided a massive helping hand and have generally changed the way we look at our community”.

Public Services students with food for food bank
Food collected by Public Services students for Foodbank

TNP House Care Home

The students worked hard to renovate the garden at TNP House Care Home to give the residents a lovely outside space.

The group of students visited the care home and spoke with residents about what they’d like their garden to be like, what plants they’d like to see in the garden and even what colour they’d like the fence painting.

Armed with all of this information the students organised a fancy-dress charity football match which raised £380 which helped purchase vital resources to help renovate the garden.

Lots of local companies supported the students with donations, so we’d like to say a very big thank you to Kwik Fit Tamworth, Lichfield Garden Centre, Tamworth Riverside Woodcraft, Joe Richards Greengrocers in Tamworth, Julie Anne Florist in Tamworth and Morrisons Tamworth, for their donations that made lovely additions in the garden.

Public Services Fancy Dress Charity Football Match
Public Services work at care home resized