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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

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Students from Windsor College went the extra mile on Wednesday (16th November) to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Ten students from the Evolve course (formerly Personal Options) took part in a sponsored 10k walk from Windsor Castle to the Copper Horse statue and back again, raising over £165 for the charity.

East Berkshire College’s Evolve courses are designed for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The College has built up an excellent reputation for the quality of its foundation learning programmes and its Windsor College is a specialist area for learners on the autistic spectrum.

Lecturer Liz Wheeler explains: “The sponsored walk was a great success and a fun way to raise money for a worthy cause. 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.”

For more information on the Evolve programme (formerly called Personal Options) and over 800 other courses at East Berkshire College, please click here or call 01753 793000.

The BBC Children in Need Appeal is a charity whose aim is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. For more information about BBC Children in Need, please visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey 

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