8 October 2015

Image of Students Support Wirral Food Bank and We Shall Overcome Weekend with BSFC Unplugged Event

The Sixth Form College hosted the BSFC Unplugged event last week as part of the We Shall Overcome Weekend to help support those affected most by austerity and encourage donation to Wirral’s Foodbank.

The We Shall Overcome Weekend is a national movement to encourage communities to celebrate music and culture with the aim of supporting those hit hardest by homelessness and poverty. Events were held across the UK in conjunction with We Shall Overcome to show solidarity against austerity and to collect donations for foodbanks and charities for the homeless and poverty stricken in the UK.

The BSFC Unplugged Event saw students Jess Hornby and Lauren Dougherty perform a live acoustic music session for their fellow students in the conservatory whilst students and staff collected charitable donations. In total the College raised £75 in cash and collected enough food and hygiene products to fill four 240 litre bins to donate to the foodbank. The donations received by the college will be added to those made from other events that have taken place in Merseyside for the We Shall Overcome weekend.

Head of Computing & ICT at the College, Trish Lewis, helped to organise the event with Personal & Guidance tutor Jen Foden. Trish commented, “We were overwhelmed by the number of donations we received for Wirral’s Foodbank, it was incredible and will make such a difference to those that need it. We are the only educational provider to take part in the country and I’m really proud of our students and staff for showing their solidarity and support.”

We Shall Overcome Weekend 2015

Tags: Wirral Enrichment

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