Students and staff at Huddersfield New College have raised over £220 for Young Minds through a special raffle. 

Local businesses and organisations donated some fantastic prizes (listed below) for the raffle. The Christmas giving continued today with winner of the signed Huddersfield Town ball Jack Smithies (pictured above) announcing he would donate the ball to Ruddi’s Retreat in Huddersfield for their fundraising. Jack currently volunteers as a tea room assistant every Saturday to support the valuable work carried out by the charity, supporting the families of young people with medical conditions to have much needed respite breaks.

Young Minds campaigns for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. The charity works to ensure that young people get the best possible mental health and support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. As the College's Charity of the Year, students and staff will raise money to support this hugely valuable work through a number of activities. 

Erika Montgomery, Equality and Diversity Manager, says: “We are incredibly grateful to all the local businesses and organisations who donated these fantastic prizes and we would like to congratulate all of our winners. It is lovely news that the charitable activity will continue beyond College with the donation of the signed ball to Ruddi’s Retreat. Our students understand how small acts of kindness can make a huge difference and enjoy being part of a community that gives back. We would like to wish all of our students a restful and peaceful Christmas break.”

A huge thank you to our supporters:

Sonos home system,    Electrical Contractors,    Huddersfield
£100 Amazon Vouchers, Simprint, Halifax
£100 Love to Shop vouchers, Midland Jay, Huddersfield
Paul Mitchell Hair Products,    Voucher for ladies cut & finish worth £57.00, Voucher for a colour and blow dry worth £75.00 all from Rubies Hairdressing,Lindley
Kindle Fire 8 tablet,     Ridding Floors Ltd, Brighouse
Signed football by Huddersfield Town Football Club goal keeper Jonas Lossl, HTFC
Flowers or plant, All About Flowers, Marsh, Huddersfield
£100 Currys/ Dixon Vouchers, B & H Travel,    Huddersfield
Betty’s Hamper, Ice Plumbing, Barnsley
Decleor products, The Beauty Shop, Skelmanthorpe
Tigi hair products, Pelo Hairdressing, Honley
Tea & Cake for 4 @ Manor House, Robinsons Builders,Huddersfield
£50 itunes voucher, Southerns Furniture, Leeds
Flowers or plant, All About Flowers, Marsh, Huddersfield