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What a souper effort from fundraising students

This week saw the cameras rolling and the pans boiling in a joint fundraising initiative at West Nottinghamshire College – aimed at helping the homeless.

Film and television production students joined forces with catering students to serve up soup to staff and students through the national Big Broth campaign on Tuesday (23 October).

The Big Broth event is organised by homelessness charity, CentrePoint, and saw the college over £80 after its efforts this week.

The idea for the fundraiser was the brainchild of students who are currently studying on the NQC Level 2 Creative Media Production (Film and Television) course. They had recently researched information about the homelessness charity and the Big Broth event which is being held nationally on 2 November.

Catering and hospitality diploma students cooked up three flavours of soup for the event – mushroom, vegetable and carrot and coriander. Customers were also invited to pick their selection of decorative vegetables to create a smiley face topping on their soups which were served at £1.50 per bowl.

Film and TV students recorded guest’s perception on homelessness in the area and asked for their feedback on which flavour soup they had eaten in the college’s Relish restaurant.

Jon said: “The charity really struck a chord with the students as some of them have friends who are or who have been homeless.

“Although the event is celebrated nationally on 2 November, we wanted to bring this forward to before the half-term break and it’s been really well attended.

“The event game them a great opportunity to practice their interview skills on film as well as raising money for a worthwhile cause.”

Photo caption  – Catering and hospitality students Kaden Pearson and Brandon Lawrence with film and television students Mason Bartle and Lisle Briggs


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