Harpurhey training centre learners and staff showed community spirit on Thursday 28th September, raising awareness and money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The day consisted of a market stall full of homemade bakes, clothes that had been donated and mugs designed by the students. A raffle took place in the afternoon with prizes such as headphones, gift sets and home appliances.

Everyone enjoyed the day with over £130 being raised just on the market stall. There’s money
still coming into the training centre from everyone’s fundraising efforts.

Councillor Patrick Karney showed up on the day and tweeted: “Big thanks to June and the young people [at the Harpurhey training centre] for a great stall on Harpurhey Market this morning for Macmillan. Giving back.”

Daniel Carter, English and Maths Mentor, got his legs waxed on the day at Manchester College to raise money for the charity. He said: “After much taunting from the ladies in the run up about how much it will hurt, it surprisingly wasn’t that bad. It was for a great cause and I would do it again - not because I enjoy my smooths legs, honest!”

June Murphy, Key Worker and organiser of the event said: “We have been blown away by the generosity of the local people – it has been amazing. Let’s hope the kindness of the young people in Harpurhey helps change the perceptions of 16 – 19 year olds in this area. We would do this all again in a heartbeat.”

From the success of the event, both staff and students at the training centre would like to do more events for charities in the future. 

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