Students raise £100 for people affected by Nepal earthquakes

May 13, 2015

Students raise £100 for people affected by Nepal earthquakes

Students in Nescot’s Preparation for Life and Work (PfLaW) department have raised £100 for people affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

The money was raised through Seasons Café, a venture open to the whole college that enables PfLaW students to get real life work experience, including preparing food, handling money, taking orders and dealing with customers.

The students decided to donate all their profits to the Disasters Emergency Committee following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which hit Nepal on April 25.

More than 8,000 people are known to have died following the quake, which struck some 50 miles north-west of the capital Kathmandu, and on Tuesday (May 12) a second earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale hit eastern Nepal near Mount Everest.

Adam Beral, Head of PfLaW at Nescot, said: “The students really wanted to do as much as they could to help people affected by the earthquake.

“We’re delighted to have raised this money, and we’re grateful to all the students and staff who supported our fundraising.”

Seasons Café is open on Tuesdays from 11am-1pm, with students serving waffle, ice cream and toppings for £2.50.

On Wednesday it is open from 12-1pm and has a vintage theme, with food including paninis, cheese boards and smoothies, while on Thursday it sells jacket potatoes, lasagne, chilli and cakes from 12-1.30pm.

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