Prince’s Trust students raise cash for kids’ hospice

The students with Mayor Bruce Dowling
The students with Mayor Bruce Dowling

Five students from Sussex Coast College Prince’s Trust Team 2 put on a fundraising event in the college atrium to raise awareness and funds in support of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, raising almost £150.

The hospice are currently providing palliative care nursing for 11 children in Hastings with terminal illnesses which inspired the young people to hold a fundraising event consisting of a tombola, cake sales, sponsored leg waxing and Guinness World Record attempts.

Christopher Padgham, Prince’s Trust student, said: “This event has been a challenge for us, to work together as a team and raise funds for this great cause. I am proud to be a part of Hastings Team 2.’Charlie Weeks, community fundraiser for Chestnut Tree House, said: “We are really touched that the students chose to fundraise for us. It was a fun morning full of exciting fundraising ideas and generosity from everyone involved.”

The Barclays Community Banking Team and Mayor Bruce Dowling, attended the event to show their support. For more details on The Prince’s Trust at the college Hastings visit