Solihull students give off cuts new lease of life to raise funds for homeless charity - The Solihull Observer
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7th Aug, 2022

Solihull students give off cuts new lease of life to raise funds for homeless charity

Sarah Mason 18th Jun, 2022

KIND-HEARTED students at Solihull College and University Centre auctioned off a garden planter to raise funds for the homeless.

Carpentry and joinery students Joel O’Neill, 20 and Jack Ward, 19 launched a closed bid for staff at the college with the money from the highest bidder to go to the homelessness charity Outreach Angels.

Carpentry and Joinery lecturer, Arron Ward, said: “The aim here was to utilize offcuts of timber and see that there is value in waste timber by upcycling.

“I specifically set the task of building a planter as these two students had done very well by completing all their assignments and I wanted to set an additional task that would highlight their knowledge and skills in using power tools.”

The auction created a lot of engagement amongst staff and the highest bidder was multi-skills lecturer, Tony Wheeler.

Additional support tutor, Lynsey Broome, said: “With the money that Tony has bid, students will be given a shopping list by the charity, and they will themselves buy those items for the homeless.”

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