Students at Fairfield Farm College have been busy fundraising for two fantastic causes over the past few weeks. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, students were able to raise an amazing amount of money and had to think of imaginative and different ways to fundraise.

Students and staff cycled, walked and danced their way to Buckingham Palace in the ‘Bikeathon to Buckingham Palace Challenge’ for Comic Relief. All those involved managed to clock up enough miles to get to Buckingham Palace and back again, all without leaving the campus. This virtual challenge was arranged by the Fairfield Farm College Student Council, and it aimed to get everyone involved, including those who could not join in person. They managed to raise a fantastic £186 for a great cause.

Students, staff (and even some animals) were also supporting World Down Syndrome Day in odd socks style. Students have been working hard to sell special odd socks to raise money for the Swindon and Wiltshire Down Syndrome WorkFit employment programme. WorkFit is the Down’s Syndrome Association’s employment programme which brings together employers and job-seekers who have Down’s syndrome.

Students managed to raise an amazing £228 through their sock selling endeavours. “It was great fun and everyone is pleased with the money we raised,” said Jessica, the Student Council Events Organiser.