Students raise money with their feet

Students from Mid Cheshire College, on Level 1 and Level 2 Sports courses, have been getting together every Thursday lunch time to host 5-a-side football games to raise money for The Joshua Tree based in Northwich.

Any student from across the College can take part by paying an entry fee of 50p, and it gives them the opportunity to show off their competitive side.

The lunchtime footie sessions have risen on average £11 a session, with sessions running every Thursday from the end of November. These sessions don’t just give the students the opportunity to develop planning skills, but they have also raised awareness around the College and local area of the important work The Joshua Tree does in the community.

Principal, Richard Hollywood said, “We are proud to be associated with The Joshua Tree and have supported and worked closely with this wonderful charity for many years. Our students are always looking to contribute to society and our local community and this is yet another great example.”

The Joshua Tree charity supports Cheshire families living with the life-changing experience of childhood cancer. They offer support to the whole family – patient, parents, siblings, and grandparents with 1-2-1 support, practical and therapeutic help to ensure that life remains as normal as possible during an incredibly traumatic time.