RAG total 24th June 2016

Student Association smashes RAG target!

RAG total 24th June 2016

At the beginning of the academic year Reaseheath Student Association set themselves a fundraising target of £25,000 to raise for our 2015-16 nominated charity British Heart Foundation. We’re pleased to say, thanks to the support of students and staff, they’ve exceeded the target! Current total (as of Friday 24th June 2016) stands at £25, 589!

Keep an eye out for the final total, to be announced later this week…!!



Matt’s fundraising feat for British Heart Foundation!


After 5 miles of mud, over 30 obstacles and £200+ raised for this year’s RAG charity, British Heart Foundation, Matt Kinnear (Transaction Accounts Supervisor) successfully completed the JCB Mud Run!

The off-road run saw Matt encounter a variety of terrains including woods, rivers, inclines, peat, grass- and of course the essential mud!


Matt, a longstanding supporter of RAG (raising and giving) at Reaseheath, has been involved in fundraising activities for a number of years – including raising over £650 for Macmillan Cancer Support (2014-15 RAG charity) by bravely shaving off is head of hair!


Matt Kinnear reaches the finish line!

Said Matt: “Thank you to all those who sponsored me – and if you would still like to donate to RAG, you can do so via my Just Giving Page: http://www.justgiving.com/Matthew-Kinnear.”

Reaseheath Family Tree 1MB

We are family!

Reaseheath Family Tree 1MB

You may have noticed a new feature tree in our main reception – Chaplain Drew Walker explains more.

“The Reaseheath Family Tree idea was based around the “We are Reaseheath” theme for the Family Festival. I used it to show that as a college we, are one big family.  The idea was loosely based on connecting together the different departments we have in college. I asked Andy Gould from the construction department if he could provide the plywood as the back drop and got some students involved with painting it.

“I then asked Jamie Cook (from the countryside department) if he could help create a stand or ‘trunk’ of tree – again with the idea of involving students in the construction. With a little help from one countryside student, a log was cut for the base of the tree and ‘slot’ was placed in to top to rest the plywood backdrop.

“To complete the tree –  I asked lots of staff, students to draw outlines of their hands on coloured paper to create the ‘leaves’ on tree and during Family Festival I asked lots of potential students and their parents to do the same.”

I hope you agree that the tree is a big success and a high impact visual aid.


Students and staff go the extra mile for British Heart Foundation


Students and staff from across the college put on their running shoes to take part in a marathon fundraising challenge for the British Heart Foundation. The ‘My Marathon’ challenge encouraged participants to run the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) throughout May.

Team Reaseheath, who consisted of 33 students and staff completed an impressive 864.67 miles (33 marathons) between them and raised £949.22 to add to the college’s RAG (Raising and Giving) total.

There were some particularly impressive performances from animal management staff who covered the most distance as a team IT technician Phil Ball completed 4 marathons in 4 weeks, which I think you will agree is an incredible effort. Equine students had a first year vs second year battle (I believe the second years were victorious).

A huge thanks to all who took part and have helped raise an incredible total for the British Heart Foundation.

Sarah Ruff
College Sports Maker