Highbury’s Public Services students raised more than £1,000 for local firefighters.

Every year Cosham Fire Station raises funds to hold a Christmas party for children with chronic or terminal conditions.

The students raised the fantastic sum after hearing of Cosham Fire Station’s extraordinary event.

Level 2 students held the first fundraiser with a fancy dress basketball tournament.

Students from the Prince’s Trust, Foundation Prospects and Business courses competed along with firefighters from Blue Watch.

Next up Level 3, Year 1 students ran three virtual marathons on treadmills with support from White Watch.

Finally, Level 3, Year 2 students took part in a sponsored run up and down Butser Hill in fancy dress.

In total, all three groups raised £1,200, which went towards a Christmas dinner, party, entertainer and some personalised presents delivered by Father Christmas.

Public Services Tutor Karen Wood, who also volunteers at Cosham Fire Station, said: “I think it’s amazing that our students raised so much money. They organised each event themselves and have done so well - I’m extremely proud of what they’ve achieved!”

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  • Date 20/12/2018