Keira Weathers X Factor star returns to college for fund-raiser

Keira Weathers and Adam Swift with students at St Helens College
Keira Weathers and Adam Swift with students at St Helens College
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Students at St Helens College were given a helping hand by X Factor singer Keira Weathers to raise money for Children in Need.

Childcare and Education students at St Helens College were joined by Saints Rugby League player, Adam Swift and X Factor contestant, Keira Weathers to help raise almost £900 for the annual fund-raiser.

Beth Marsh, Sophie Rice, Lauren Goldthorpe, Amy O'Dell and Steph Cupitt raise money for Children in Need

Beth Marsh, Sophie Rice, Lauren Goldthorpe, Amy O'Dell and Steph Cupitt raise money for Children in Need

They teamed up with college staff and Hair and Beauty students to put on an array of activities including fun and interactive stalls such as tombola, guess the number of sweets in the jar, cake sales, roll-a-coin, beauty treatments and nail art.

Keira, who previously studied Hair and Beauty at St Helens College alongside completing her GCSEs, said: “It’s lovely to see so many students getting involved and the college taking part. It’s great to be back here.”

Adam said: “It’s so inspiring to see everyone working collaboratively with each other and the local community to ensure a successful event. It’s all good fun!”

Stephanie Cupitt, a final year student studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, said: “I always watch Children In Need on TV and donate so it’s great to actually be able to get involved with an event like this and help to raise money.”

Students also collected items of food, filling two trollies, to donate to the Asda Food Bank to support local families in the St Helens community. Staff were thrilled by the support.

Clare Webster, Head of the Childcare and Education Department at St Helens College said: “Being able to get involved and show support means so much to the students as they work with local children on a daily basis, developing an understanding and learning the importance of providing a safe environment to promote their health and wellbeing.”

Donations were made by members of staff and local businesses including; St Helens RLFC, Pizza Hut, Nando’s, Starbucks, The Kitchen, McDonalds and Grant Williams (Personal Trainer).

For more information about its range of courses or to attend the last open event of the year on Monday November 23, from 5pm-7pm, call the enquiry team on 0800 99 66 99 or visit www.sthelens.ac.uk/sixth-form/info/open-events.