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Brighton MET students walk the extra mile to support local charity

2 July 2024

Second-year Gateway students from Brighton MET College have embarked on a walk from Brighton Marina to the pier and back to raise money for local charity Amaze.  

Amaze is a charity that gives information, advice, and support to families with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.  

The event took place on Wednesday 19 June, with students walking more than four miles to raise money, as well as designing t-shirts and making pastries and cakes.  

Charlotte Graham, one of the Gateway tutors, and the main organiser of the event, said: “After last year’s success, the staff and students were keen to fundraise for local charity Amaze. The charity itself has supported many of the families in our cohort and donating felt like we were giving something back.   

“Fundraising has been so beneficial for the gateway students and has given them a shared sense of purpose and achievement as well as encouraging real team spirit.  

“The weather was finally kind to us, and the students’ positive approach made all the staff very proud as well as helping our local community. We are already looking forward to next year! 

“I also want to thank Mo Yuchetel, the Gateway Catering tutor making pastries with students, as well as Georgia Parsons, another one of our Gateway tutors, for helping with the choir. Without both of them thus would not have been possible”. 

So far, they have raised £335. Donations are still open, so if you would like to donate, please visit:  
https://www.justgiving.com/page/charlotte-graham-1715680878958?newPage=true   

If you would like to read more about our Gateway courses, please visit:  
https://www.brightonmet.ac.uk/study-with-us/subjects/inclusion-foundation-learning-gateway/   

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