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.”