Richard Huish College Vocational Business students presented donation cheques to representatives from Love Musgrove and The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund today to support the fantastic work they do.

As part of their Extended Diplomas, the students planned and hosted a number of events to raise funds and awareness for a charity of their choice, raising over £2,200 in total.

Love Musgrove help fund projects at Musgrove Hospital beyond what the NHS covers. The students managed to raise £454.97 for the charity through a Coffee Morning, Huish Bingo, raffles and other festive activities. This will go towards great projects; current campaigns include refurbishment of the Maternity Ward and Eliot Ward, development of a SNICU VCreate App aimed at connecting parents with babies in the Neonatal Unit and supporting the Beacon Centre.

Wishing to honour the memory of keen sportsman and ex-huish student, Freddie Pring, a number of students requested the money they raised go to The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund. Freddie’s mother, Heather Pring, set up the newly formed fund this summer following Freddie’s tragic passing to help provide sports coaching and development to adults and children across West Somerset. Heather visited the College shortly after the students selected the charity to tell them more about Freddie and the aims of the fund, many felt moved by the family’s story and hope the events will have spread awareness of this great cause. Through a Huish Bingo event and other festive activities, the students raised £305.75 for the Freddie Pring Memorial Fund.

The third charity selected by student groups was Mind in Somerset who will receive £1,459 from their fundraising efforts. £1,400 was generated from the efforts of Sacha McVay, Josh Elston and Adam Boutaleb-Cross who hosted a charity dinner and auction.

Students presenting cheque to Love Musgrove