Princes Trust “Makes A Difference”

Every year the Princes Trust Students at Dumfries & Galloway College have to organise a Team Challenge.  This year the Team have chosen to raise awareness and funds for two charities; The Parksafe Campaign and Robin House Hospice.

The Parksafe is a Campaign to raise awareness in schools about the dangers in car parks. The charity was set up by the parents of a Mya Rose Davidson, a 22 month old girl who was killed in a car accident at a supermarket car park.

Robin House is a children’s hospice, the only in Scotland, for children and young people with life shortening conditions. Robin House offers support and care for the child and their families by offering one to one care and bereavement support after a child had passed away.  Families can attend Robin House for a relaxing break and time together.

The Team has organised a variety of fundraising and awareness raising events over the next two months.  This includes a Red and White day where staff and students wear red and white for the day and pay £1 for the privilege; Hecklegirth Nursery, D&G College and The Princes Trust Scotland are all supporting the day.

They have also arranged a family sponsored walk; “Walk a Mile to Make a Difference”. There will be a red and white themed bake sale, ran by the supported programmes at the College and the Hair and Beauty students will be giving red hair and nail extensions.The finale of the challenge will be the “Make a Difference Music Night” where bands from across the region will be performing.  There will also be a raffle on the night with some fantastic prizes donated from local businesses.   Tickets will be available to purchase from Team 15 at the College between Monday 25th March – Thursday 28th March 2013 costing £2-50 each or tickets can be pre ordered from Team Members or calling 01387 734133.

For further information on the Princes Trust programme, to get involved in the Red and White day, or to make a donation please contact Alison Cother on or call 01387 734133.


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