The Weymouth College Annual Christmas Fair held on 1st December was masterminded and organised by the College’s Routes into, Futures and Life Skills students.
Horticulture and Retail students organised the marketing for the event and made up Christmas planted baskets to sell. Many Routes into students manned stalls, baked goods to sell and helped to set up and clear up. The students also ran a very successful raffle for a luxury Christmas hamper.
The students were raising money for Debbie’s Trust – Two Wheel Surgery – founded by former Weymouth College student Tom Johnson in memory of his mother who he sadly lost to cancer last summer.
Tom and his volunteers run a community based project helping children and adults in need. Debbie’s Trust provides bicycle maintenance work shops, heavily discounted bike sales, work experience opportunities, community projects and lots more!
Weymouth-based Tom carries out affordable bike maintenance from his unit in Yeovil and throughout West Dorset supporting Dorset Abilities.
Tom was pleased to join the students on 4th January to accept the cheque for £140 and said
“I’m hugely grateful for this donation and would like to thank all the students for their efforts. I am hoping to use the donation to buy more bikes to upcycle and some new tools for the workshop.”
Thanks are also due to the many stall holders who kindly donated on the day and to all the Weymouth College staff and students who helped to support this event.
If you would like more details on Debbie’s Trust please email Tom at TS_sales@outlook.com