Highbury College staff and students raised more than £1,000 in support of the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust with its Half-Hour Challenge.

Collage of students and staff members taking part in Highbury College's Half-Hour Challenge

The college called for staff and students to walk or ran as far as they could within half an hour on Saturday 16th May.

Even staff member and therapy dog Vodka the Corgi stepped up to help raise £1,089 for local hospital workers.

The fundraiser was created not only to thank the NHS for its hard work during the pandemic but also due to the longstanding partnership the college has with Portsmouth Hospitals.

Highbury’s health & social care lecturers have also shown their support to the local healthcare community by delivering more than 600 protective aprons to Home of Comfort Nursing Home in Southsea and the donation of over 50 full-length gowns to QA Hospital.

Penny Wycherley, interim principal and CEO of Highbury College, said: “Well done everybody for taking part and helping us reach our target, and thanks also to those who supported us with this challenge. It’s great to have an opportunity to show our appreciation for our local NHS workers and to come together as a community for such a worthy cause.”

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  • Date 18/05/2020