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    LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE STUDENTS AIM TO FILL BUCKETS WITH FUNDS AND FIND BED ON STREETS IN CHARITY DRIVE

    December 6th, 2012

    Students are spending seven days collecting donations and perhaps even sleeping in snow to provide much needed supplies for the homeless and deprived.

    Armed with shopping trolleys, buckets and sleeping bags the Loughborough College students are raising funds and stocking up on food and toiletries in aid of the Carpenter’s Arms.

    “Plans include Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December at the All Saints with Holy Trinity Loughborough Parish Church’s Christmas tree festival and Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December sleeping on the street outside the Town Hall between 10.00am and 3.00pm – whatever the weather!” said Kari Butler, FE Coordinator for Sport at Loughborough College.

    “I will be going along to support the student’s fantastic efforts and to hand over what we hope will be a substantial donation to the Carpenter’s Arms the following week – but it won’t stop with bedding down in town. The students have some equally interesting ideas for continuing to raise funds into the New Year.”

    The fundraising will contribute to the voluntary community work students are undertaking as part of the National Citizenship Service.

    POSITIVITY THE KEY TO SUCCESS

    December 5th, 2012

     

    NISSAN dealership trainer Chris Ladkin delivered an upbeat message to Motor Vehicle students when he visited Loughborough College to talk about the many job opportunities in the UK’s automotive industry. 

    He introduced a sector that is the nation’s largest exporter, employing over 750,000 people in Great Britain and generating an annual turnover of around £50 billion.

     He began by interacting with students and asking them to name the seven largest volume- based car manufacturers building vehicles in the UK. He then explained how to get a foot in the door to working in a car dealership and the exciting career path available when inside.

     Covering the two different faces of dealership life from the customer, facing jobs such as receptionists, sales staff and the parts department, to the non-customer dealing with technicians, paint sprayers and administration, Chris’s message for succeeding in a profession providing  work for so many is to quite simply show a positive attitude.

     College engineering apprentice Thomas Ryan praised Chris’s lighthearted approach to the talk, sending up the stereotype that the dealerships are full of ‘Arfur Daley’ characters when really it is an industry the nation should be very proud of.

    COLLEGE TUTOR FACES SCREEN TEST IN HUNGARY

    December 5th, 2012

    LOUGHBOROUGH College Elite sport tutor James Wilkinson has a big date in front of the BBC cameras on Sunday as he runs for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Under 23 team in the European Cross Country Championships.

     James was selected for the major event in Budapest after finishing fourth in his age group in a combined senior/Under 23 trial at Liverpool – he was 20th among the seniors.He was second in the Europeans last season and third in the Under 20s in 2009 and is pleased to be putting his fitness problems behind him once again.

     James told College News: “I’ve been recovering from injury all season, so to back racing at this level is a bonus.”

     The race is expected to be covered on Sunday on the Red Button.

    CRICKETER CHRIS BOWLED OVER BY MORE GOOD NEWS

    December 5th, 2012

    THEY SAY all good things come in threes….

     Following the successful World Cricket Marathon hosted at Loughborough College’s Rubbercrumb pitch, organiser and College exam invigilator Chris Hughes reports two more fantastic and heart-warming pieces of news.

     Leicestershire and England stars Paul Nixon and Matthew Hoggard were among the celebrities who supported the amazing efforts of members of Loughborough University Staff Cricket Club and their guests who played for 150 hours, stopping only for regulation breaks, in a bid to set a new world record and raise money for the Harley Staples Cancer Trust.

     Chris says: “We raised just over £10,000 which was great but, more recently, the charity won an online vote organised by Persimmon Homes to win a property worth £250,000 in Hampshire.The cash will now be used to buy a suitable property for Harley’s House in Leicestershire.”

     The news has been compounded as Harley’s parents Jamie and Katherine Staples have announced the birth of their second child Gabriel.

     Chris says: “We couldn’t have had better news but the fund raising will continue as money will be needed to maintain Harley’s House once it is open. “

    COLLEGE STUDENT JAMELL SET FOR ENGLAND BOW

    December 5th, 2012

    LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE student Jamell Anderson’s brilliant form for British Basketball League leaders Leicester Riders has now taken him to the verge of full England recognition.

     The 22-year-old giant has significantly upped his game this term to become a key member of a  Riders side who continued their early season progress in league and cup at the weekend by seeing off Sheffield Sharks and Glasgow Rocks in successive nights.

     Already capped regularly at Under 20 level, Jamell has been selected for the full England squad for a friendly match against Team Ireland’s Superleague Select, a match to be played prior to the BBL Cup final at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham next month.

     Jamell combines playing at the very top level of British basketball by being part of the fast-emerging Loughborough Student Riders side and coaching local youngsters.