College students scoop top awards for charity work

EDINBURGH College students who raised thousands of pounds for charity have been honoured at the Scottish events industry’s top awards.

Edinburgh College, Granton campus. Picture: Jon Savage.

Two teams each picked up commendations in the Best Student Event Award category at the Scottish Event Awards.

The students received their commendations for the fundraising events they organised as part of their course work for BA (Hons) Events Management. Along with other student groups from Edinburgh College’s Events Management courses, they helped raised a total of £20,000 for a range of charities last year.

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One of the commended teams organised a fashion show featuring people with dementia as models to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland.

The second team organised a sell-out mini fringe festival at the Voodoo Rooms, featuring musical acts and a magician.

Edinburgh College principal Annette Bruton said: “These commendations are testament to the hard work and professionalism the students put into organising their events.”