Guide dogs group benefit from Telford College cake sales

Published: May 3, 2018

Telford College students have been raising money for local guide dog groups by holding a series of cake sales.

The foundation learning students have set up stalls at the Haybridge campus.

They are a real team effort – the cakes were made by the catering group, and promoted and sold by members of the ‘Skills for Independence at Work’ team.

Bernie Cruse, one of the tutors, said: “At our most recent sale, the catering members worked so hard in getting four types of cakes ready in time.

“The Skills for Independence at Work learners promoted the sale by creating flyers, posters and sending emails.”

Cake sale at Telford College in aid of guide dogs showing students at the cake sale

Busy trade at one of the cake stalls

The sale raised £336 Рto add to the £200-plus which the groups have already raised for the local Guide Dogs organisation.

Students visited a puppy guide dog training centre in Warwickshire on May 1, and guide dogs will be returning to Telford College soon for an interactive lesson with the group.

The emphasis of Telford College’s foundation learning courses is firmly on practical elements, but students also study the all-important functional skills of literacy and numeracy.