Caring students from Nelson and Colne College raised a staggering £1,271 for Pendleside Hospice by holding a loose change collection and helping customers load and unload their shopping at Asda Colne.

Joanne Moseley, fundraising assistant at Pendleside Hospice said: “Volunteering for Pendleside Hospice really does make a huge difference. The students from NCC had a great time and made a really good impression on the staff and their customers. The experience for them is invaluable and helps them improve their life skills.

“Thank you very much to all the students who helped out at Asda, our Friends of Pendleside Volunteers and everyone at Asda, Colne, for helping raise such a fab amount of money which will go directly towards the £2.8 million which has to be raised locally each year to enable us to provide care to people in Burnley and Pendle with life limiting illnesses”.

Level 3 Health and Social Care student Ellie Haythornthwaite, 17, said: “Fund-raising is a huge part of our course, and I thought raising money at Asda was so good – I loved it. I was so pleased to be raising money for Pendleside Hospice as it is a cause close to my heart.

“Nelson and Colne College encourage us to take part in as much volunteering as possible. Thank you to everybody who donated on the day!”

Health and Social Care Tutor Jacqueline Ashton added: “We are so proud of our students for raising so much money for a such a worthwhile cause. Seeing them throwing themselves into the community to raise money and awareness is truly heart-warming and it is a pleasure watching them develop in both a personal and professional capacity.

 If you would like to help with fundraising for your Hospice, which can be whenever you have any available time and its completely without any regular commitment, please contact Joanne Moseley on 01282 440141 or email

Nelson and Colne College is committed to helping prepare students for their future career. With the Health and Social Care sector now accounting for more than 10% of the workforce, now is a perfect time to look into studying this rewarding vocational course at NCC. Ring 01282 440272 for more information.