Harlow College’s Mad Hatter tea party raises money for homelessness charity

Bake sale

A MAD Hatter tea party took over Harlow College’s Reception last week, in aid of a local homeless charity.

Art and design students from Harlow College were given the brief of creating a Mad Hatter tea party and a cake sale over the duration of Friday (April 16), which would be raising money for the Streets 2 Home charity based in Harlow.

The students were given a brief by their teacher Stacey Gardner, and began planning this event by creating the detailed posters which were on display during the cake sale. Invites which were handed out around the College, as well as tableware made out of ceramics.

Seventeen year old student Max Masterson said: ‘We had to focus on a specific design and then do the ceramics, this works as work experience as well so it can go on our CV.’

This event was planned to raise money for the charity Streets 2 Homes, which is a day centre offering help and advice to homeless people. Some of their services include employment advice, health services, washing facilities, food and general guidance.

Mitchell Thurlow, 16, a student at Harlow College said: ‘I think [homelessness] needs addressing to and I think they’ve done well addressing it.’

The cake sale lasted for over 3 hours, and overall the students raised over £80 for the charity.

 

 

Ceile Brown

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