As a part of our #BCpositivity campaign, Brooklands College is delighted to share good news stories from our staff and students during these challenging times. From wonderful acts of kindness to uplifting messages of hope and support, we are proud of all of the optimistic spirit being shown.
Sue (photographed) from the Woking Foodbank at The Salvation Army shared her gratitude to Brooklands College for the large donation made on 20th March 2020. Staff and students helped to deliver a bountiful collection hamper of food in such a difficult time for the world.
On Thursday 9th April, the Brooklands College Science department kindly donated a car full of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey. The items included reusable masks, nitrile gloves, full body suits that our Forensic Science students use, and finally, our inventive Science Technician Konstantin Sedlacek even made full face shields from acetate.
“We are very proud to be able to do a very small thing to help in this crisis and of all the hard work put in by the wonderful Konstantin.” Teresa Roberts, Director of STEM.
Seeing the great need and usefulness of this simple act, the team also delivered a second batch of PPE to the hospital. The NHS workers are ecstatic to have been given supplies in these difficult times.
Further Acts of #BCpositivity
Staff have been taking part in various running challenges and making donations to the NHS. Progression Mentor Charlotte Board and Brickwork Lecturer Christian Hatherall-Good both took part in the Run for Heroes 5K challenge whilst Assistant Librarian Alison Macready ran The 2.6 Challenge. Library Assistant Sian Formby dressed up as a superhero and ran to all the roads that spell out M.A.R.A.T.H.O.N. and donated to the Solving Kids’ Cancer Europe charity.
Business Lecturer Nicole Kemp also owns a small photography company, she has donated photoshoot sessions to mums in her local area who are shopping for and delivering food parcels to the elderly and vulnerable.
Sharing the spirit of hope on his morning run on Monday 13th April, Brooklands College Brickwork Lecturer Christian Hatherall-Good showed his support to NHS staff and key workers. Using the Strava fitness tracker, he spelled “NHS” on the map. This was noticed and supported by the Spell NHS as a part of the Strava NHS Active Challenge fundraising for NHS Charities Together.
Early Years & Caring Professions Lecturer Judy Ballard donated linen which will be used to make hospital scrubs and scrubs bags. Early Years & Caring Professions Lecturer Irena McArthur has been making cards for friends to cheer them up. Our staff and students are also enjoying brightening their homes with rainbows.
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