TyneMet Staff and Students Raise Over £2,000

Staff and Students at TyneMet College have been busy over the last six months organising events to raise money for the North East Autism Society, the College’s nominated charity of the year.

Staff and students raised sponsorship money last October when they bravely abseiled 160ft down the side of the Dental Hospital in Newcastle. 150 others dressed up as Santas, reindeers and elves when they took part in TyneMet’s first ever Santa Fun Run in December; and even more money was raised at the annual Christmas Fair.

TyneMet College is delighted to announce that the hard work and determination of everyone who took part in the activities has certainly paid off and a cheque for over £2,000 was presented by students to the North East Autism Society.

Jon Vincent, Principal and Chief Executive, TyneMet College, said: "I am thrilled that we have been able to donate this fantastic amount of money to the North East Autism Society. I took part in all of the activities and enjoyed every minute – I know that everyone else did too!

I hope that throughout this year we will continue with this momentum and by the end of the year have another cheque to present to them.”

Sally Squires, Events Fundraiser, North East Autism Society, said: “We are delighted with the support of the students and staff from TyneMet College. Their encouragement at the fundraising events last year was overwhelming and we are looking forward to seeing what they have planned over the next few months.”