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Community dog walk raises fund for local charities

Reaseheath’s newly formed Canine Student Society held their first very successful public event ‘Wags and Walks’ last weekend. The sponsored dog walk saw dogs and their owners from Nantwich and the surrounding local area follow a trail across campus all carefully planned by the Canine society.

Step out for Stroke volunteers at Reaseheath College

Survivors step out for stroke at Reaseheath

 

Step out for Stroke participants a the start line

Step out for Stroke participants a the start line

Crewe and Nantwich Stroke Association hosted a Step out for Stroke walk at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, on Saturday 4th June. This family fundraising event is saw 56 participants, take part in the event.

Participants, who included stroke survivors and their families, walked or ran across the campus and covered distances that ranged from 0.5miles to 3.2 miles (5km). A fantastic £681 was raised for the Stroke Association on the day with further sponsorship yet to be collected.

Reaseheath’s Level 2 Animal Management students supported the event by volunteering on the day and all did a brilliant job!

Step out for Stroke volunteers at Reaseheath College

Step out for Stroke volunteers at Reaseheath College

The Step out for Stroke initiative is for everyone affected by stroke, and can be as long or as short as participants can manage. For stroke survivors, this challenge often marks their first steps since their stroke.

There are more than 14,600 strokes each year in the North West and over 157,370 people living with the effects of stroke.

To find out more about Step out for Stroke visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout

Lucy Cosgriff
Lecturer and Level 2 Course Manager in Animal Management

Lined up for the camera: Hoofstock members Nicole Hatcher, Sarah Eastwood, Victoria Copson, Daisy Kemp, Celia Gould, Charlotte Elwood, Danielle Wharton, Ben Fitzcosta and Jess Sellwood with ponies Frankie, Cassie and Jasmine  and donkeys Percy and Bertie  

Reaseheath’s Hoofstock Society spread Christmas spirit

Members of Reaseheath’s Hoofstock Society spread Christmas spirit by making festive outfits for some of the college’s paddock animals, then taking them for a charity walk round campus.

 Lined up for the camera: Hoofstock members Nicole Hatcher, Sarah Eastwood, Victoria Copson, Daisy Kemp, Celia Gould, Charlotte Elwood, Danielle Wharton, Ben Fitzcosta and Jess Sellwood with ponies Frankie, Cassie and Jasmine  and donkeys Percy and Bertie  

Lined up for the camera: Hoofstock members Nicole Hatcher, Sarah Eastwood, Victoria Copson, Daisy Kemp, Celia Gould, Charlotte Elwood, Danielle Wharton, Ben Fitzcosta and Jess Sellwood with ponies Frankie, Cassie and Jasmine  and donkeys Percy and Bertie

The students, three ponies and two donkeys visited departments across the college to collect donations for two favourite charities, The Donkey Sanctuary and the Horse and Pony Protection Association (HAPPA). The team, who had also made Christmas cookies, raised a total of £84.

Keeper Kerri Robson, who launched the Hoofstock Society, said: “Our walk round college has become a tradition and this year the members have made a big effort to make it bigger and better. It’s a really nice way to spread some cheer and get the animals and students involved”.

We decided to raise money for the Donkey Sanctuary as they need to raise £600,000 for a new donkey hospital. The members also felt they would like to make a donation to HAPPA and were delighted with the generous donations they received.”        

 And here’s a pic of FD ADW undergraduate Nicole Hatcher, who made this smart Christmas outfit for miniature Shetland pony ‘Frankie’

Nicole Hatcher with miniature Shetland pony ‘Frankie’

Nicole Hatcher with miniature Shetland pony ‘Frankie’

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Students mark World AIDS Day with human ribbon

Caring students from across the college joined together to mark World Aids Day by forming a giant ribbon on the front lawn.

World Aids Day is a worldwide initiative held annually on the 1st December powered by the National AIDS Trust, established to give people the opportunity to unite together to show their support for those living with HIV.

Bakery students demonstrated their support by baking red velvet cupcakes along with other students and staff who had their nails painted red, raising £175 for National AIDS Trust.

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Students forming at giant ribbon on Reaseheath main lawn

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Students bring joy to abandoned puppies

Our Extended Diploma in Animal Management students have been collecting canine toys and treats for Dogs Trust Manchester.

Reaseheath’s Kennel and Cattery Management Module Lead, Rachel Rodgers, was approached by Kerrianne Thomasson, Dogs Trust’s Canine Carer, with the request for help in gathering toys for their growing number of abandoned puppies currently resident at their Denton based rehoming centre.

Around 20 second year students specialising in kennel and cattery management rallied together and collated a vast array of donated cuddly toys, tennis, tuggers and treats for the puppies in need of a little joy. Donations were then delivered to the rehoming centre during the October half term holiday.

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Rachel Rodgers with some of the donated toys and treats for Dogs Trust Manchester

The centre opened it’s doors in October 2014 with a team of 40 dedicated staff, making it one of the largest rehoming centres in the UK.

Said Julia Yould of Dogs Trust: “Thank you so much for all the presents, they are amazing and will be really appreciated by the dogs. It’s so important they have things to keep them occupied whilst they are in kennels so toys are just wonderful!”

If you have any unwanted dog toys or treats that you’d like to donate to Dogs Trust, please contact Rachel Rodgers who will ensure these are delivered in time for Christmas.