Students on the Evolve programme (formerly Personal Options) at Windsor College have helped provide an extra special gift for homeless people in the Windsor area this winter.
In the spirit of the season, the students and staff held a Charity Winter Fair at the College in St Leonards Road on Wednesday (7th December). Raising £280 for local charity The Windsor Homeless Project, which provides food, friendship and support for homeless people, the fair included a variety of stalls, games and a raffle as well as selling delicious cakes kindly donated by The Handmade Cake Company.
Lecturer Liz Wheeler, explains: “Every year the students on our Evolve programme, who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities, organise events to raise money for charity as part of their course. As well as supporting a worthy cause, the events also help the students to develop their literacy, numeracy and communication skills.”
Windsor College’s Evolve programme (formerly known as Personal Options) is an entry-level course for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. For more information on the College's Evolve programme and foundation learning courses, please click here or call 01753 793000.
The Windsor Homeless Project is a registered charity that provides a lifeline for homeless people in and around Windsor, offering food, washing facilities, friendship and support with health, housing and employment. For more information on the charity, visit www.windsorhomelessproject.org
There were cakes galore at East Berkshire College recently, when over 15 students on the Evolve course (formerly Personal Options) took part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The students raised £135 for the charity by selling a variety of cakes and hot drinks to fellow students and staff at Windsor College in St Leonards Road.
Many of the deliciously indulgent cakes were baked and decorated by the students themselves and others, such as a heavenly hummingbird cake and a scrumptious carrot cake, were kindly donated by the Handmade Cake Company.
Lecturer Liz Wheeler explains: “Our coffee morning was a great success. All the students that took part are currently on the Evolve programme at Windsor College, which is a course for people on the autistic spectrum. As well as raising money for a worthy cause, the event also helped the students to develop their literacy, numeracy and communication skills.”
East Berkshire College has an excellent reputation for its courses for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, and its Windsor College is a specialist area for learners on the autistic spectrum.
For more information on the Evolve programme (formerly called Personal Options), please click here or call 01753 793000.