Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 11.38.21STUDENTS and staff from Redcar & Cleveland College are celebrating after completing a string of fundraising events to raise money in aid of Sport Relief.

More than 100 students and staff from the college took part in a glow in the dark dodgeball tournament on Thursday, 17 March as part of a national effort to raise awareness and fundraise for people in need in both the UK and overseas.  Sport Relief encourages the nation to get active, have fun and raise life-changing cash.

Adam Livingstone, lecturer in Sport and Fitness at Redcar & Cleveland College, who helped to facilitate the event, said: “As a sports lecturer, I’m always looking for active fundraising opportunities with a twist and a glow in the dark dodgeball tournament had never been done before.

“I’m really proud of how the students pulled together to show their support for the charity and in turn, raised funds for such a worthwhile charity. The event was a lot of fun – we’re already planning our next fundraising event!”

Also at the heart of the national campaign is the “Sport Relief Mile”, which involves members of the public getting active for charity.

On Friday, 18 March, a team of college staff and students took part in a sponsored cycle spinning session. They were charged £1 to enter and also raised their own sponsorship from friends and family.  The students, mainly studying Level 2 Sports Studies and Level 3 Health and Fitness at Redcar & Cleveland College raised further funds in aid of Sport Relief.

Bella McMillan, a Level 3 Health and Fitness student at Redcar & Cleveland College, who took part in the dodgeball tournament, said: “I really enjoyed taking part in the tournament as it was a great reason to get active and raise money for such a worthwhile cause so they continue their great work.”

Of all the money raised by the public through Sport Relief, 50% is used to make a difference to people in the UK. The other 50% goes towards transforming lives across the world’s poorest communities.

For further information, please contact please call 01642 473 132 or visit http://www.cleveland.ac.uk.