Nescot students and staff from the Foundation Learning Team hosted a coffee morning on Friday 15th January, to raise money for the people of Haiti affected by last weeks massive earthquake in the Port-au-Prince area. In total £180 was raised, which will be donated to the charity Concern Worldwide. During the morning break Nescot students and staff enjoyed a selection of freshly made cakes, hotdogs and hot drinks with all proceeds going to the cause.
Head of Department, Lynn Reddick praised students and staff for the speed with which they reacted to Concern Worldwide’s call for help. Nescot teaching staff Mary Ayres, Sam Peacock and Julie Peto immediately swung into action after receiving the initial e-mail for help from the charity and managed to organise the event with just one day's preparation. This type of event would normally take time and planning, but the team all felt that they couldn’t wait a week or two and needed to react now, so that the people of Haiti could get the help they needed quickly.
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to reducing suffering and ending extreme poverty. Since the beginning, over 40 years ago, their focus has been on improving the lives of the poorest people. Concern has been working in Haiti since 1994 and this experience puts them in a position to provide a really effective response. They are on the ground helping people in the affected area, providing emergency care in the aftermath of this terrible tragedy.