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Joke of the week

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RNC Students raise money for the Philippines appeal

After RNC staff, students and volunteers heard about the disaster that struck the Philippines, a college-wide fundraising effort was launched. At the beginning, a target of £50 was set but this was soon reached and the amount just grew and grew.

In an email to all students and staff Barry Morris (Lead Project Officer Pastoral support and D of E Co-Ordinator/Leader) said “A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Philippines disaster fund. I would particularly like to say a big, big thank you to Craig Watkins for helping me collect the money. Our job was made so much easier as people really wanted to give. The total collected and being sent to Save the Children Philippines appeal is...£188.90. A fantastic total in just over a day. This will help Save the Children to send packs of fresh safe water and soap for 14 families for a month.”

It was a great effort from all and we hope it makes a big difference.

To find out more about the appeal, please visit the website of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) www.dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-

RNC Christmas cracker

I would like to inform you all that the NVQ Business Administration groups are currently in the progress of organising an event.

This event will be held on the 11th December 2013 over in Gardner Hall, venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DT.
There will be a number of attractions going on throughout the day, the event starts at around 12:30pm and will finish between 8pm and 9pm.
Attractions include a number of stalls. These range from a plant stall to Christmas food stalls. We will also be having a number of activities which are only suitable for children but otherwise the activities are open to all age ranges.
Also there will be a prize draw, with tickets costing only £1 and prizes including:

If you would like more info please email us

National Volunteers Week

National volunteers week (1st to the 7th June) is a national campaign celebrated every year, it commends the great work done by volunteers across the UK every day. Every year there is a different focus, this year’s focus is on saying thank you to the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, and to recognise the way that organisations celebrate the work of volunteers across the UK.

This year RNC celebrated national volunteers week and the work of its volunteers by holding a burger and bowl evening, where students, staff and of course volunteers, came together for a evening of friendly competition and nice food. It gave a chance for students and staff to thank the volunteers for the fantastic contribution they make to the college. As well as existing volunteers the evening saw the appearance of a few new faces, this was a great opportunity for them to meet students and staff and get to know what a difference there volunteering could make.

The evening was a great success and was enjoyed by all.

To find out more about volunteering at RNC, including all the different ways you could help, please visit,
http://www.rnc.ac.uk/,Vacancies-33/Volunteering_at_Royal_National_College_for_the_Blind_RNC
or contact:
info@rnc.ac.uk

If you want to find out more about national volunteers week,
Please visit,
http://volunteersweek.org

St George’s day 23 April

St. George is the patron saint of England. His cross forms the national flag of England, and features within the Union Flag of the United Kingdom, and other national flags containing the Union Flag, such as those of Australia and New Zealand. Traces of the cult of Saint George in England pre-date the Norman Conquest in the eleventh century; by the fourteenth century the saint had been declared both the patron saint and the protector of the royal family.

In 1222 the Council of Oxford declared April 23rd to be St George’s Day. It was not until 1348 that St George became the Patron Saint of England. In 1415, St George’s Day was declared a national feast day and holiday in England.

However, after the union with Scotland at the end of the 18th Century, the tradition diminished and since has not been widely acknowledged and is no longer a national holiday

Traditional customs were to fly the St George’s flag and wear a red rose in one’s lapel. There’s a campaign for St George’s day to be a national holiday in England once again. For more information on St George visit www.stgeorgesday.com.

A New Tandem for RNC

On Saturday 2nd March, a small group of staff and students including Principal Sheila Tallon and two members of the ‘Eyes Over’ editorial team Dee and Ben, went to Malvern in Worcestershire (famous for its old hills and pure water) to attend a fundraising event for RNC. The event was hosted by Malvern cycle shop who are kindly selling the tandem to RNC for half price. At the event members of the public and various attendees got the opportunity to ride on a tandem, most people for the first time.

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