The Gas Academy showed their support for Armistice Day on Thursday by organising a Poppy Appeal Tombola at Nescot. College staff could win a selection of fantastic prizes by buying a ticket for £1 and, with a one in three chance of winning, tickets went quickly; the lucky winners enjoying prizes including DVDs, wine, gift vouchers and toiletries.
The Gas Academy, college staff and several local businesses kindly donated prizes for the tombola, which are listed below:
Party Affairs – Box of Bingo crackers
Krinkles - £10 gift voucher off a haircut
King of Cotton – Oven glove set
The Green Man - £20 voucher for the Green Man and £20 for the Aromas d’Espana Tapas bar
Corteil & Barratt Ltd – Poppy sponge cake
Collingwood Sound & Vision – Clock radio (worth £20)
Karen Clarke – two Duracell bunnies and 4 soft toy rabbits
Lyn Terrell – FCUK and Winter Collection bath gift sets
Chris Bull – three Beatrix Potter DVDs
Roger Allworthy – two sewing art kits
Ian Assig – Bottle of Vodka
Barry Wastnidge – six bottles of alcohol, including wine and cava.
Vicky Hiscock, who helped organise the tombola said: “There probably isn’t a single member of staff or student in this college who doesn’t know someone connected to the British Forces in some way. Whether they have friends or family serving today, or if their ancestors fought in the World Wars, everyone is affected by their bravery. We felt that Armistice Day was particularly poignant this year and so decided to raise money for the excellent charity, The Royal British Legion. We were thrilled with the response and want to thank everyone who participated.”
Elsewhere in the college, Public Services students stood to attention as the whole college observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect for those killed or injured in defence of their country.
The tombola managed to raise £328.14 for the Poppy Appeal. Many thanks to those who donated prizes.