Staff and students at Highbury College are proud to be supporting children’s charity Second Chance by raising money to help transform the lives of disadvantaged youngsters.

Second Chance charity

The charity, based in Somers Road, Portsmouth, aims to boost the confidence of eight to 25-year-olds including those who are in poverty or have been abused or have learning difficulties.

It is the first time the College has chosen a single charity of the year and until the summer they will be putting on lots of exciting activities in a bid to raise as much as possible for the cause.

Students will help run cake sales, take part in fancy dress days and a fundraising fair and some will also spend time volunteering with the charity.

The money will go towards supporting children and their families, helping with schooling and taking them on holidays, outings and fishing trips to give them the tools and confidence to help them reach their potential.

The children and young people are taken on holidays to Finland, Belgium and the Scottish Borders.

They also spend time at the charity’s 38-acres of land surrounding a stretch of the River Meon in Funtley in Fareham where they go fishing, camping and horse riding and learn about plants and wildlife.

Tess Coles, one of Highbury College’s directors said: “We were keen to have a charity of the year for 2017/18 because we want to give something back to the community and give the students a chance to learn more about citizenship.

“We want to lead the way in showing our support to this charity.”

Doug Hulme, Chief Executive of the charity added: "We are delighted to have the support of Highbury and look forward to working with them to change the everyday lives of our youngsters."

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  • Date 04/12/2017