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Avon Valley students donate over £1200 to CW Mind

Over the last year a number of students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have been designing and making crafted items which have been sold to raise funds for a local charity.

Four students with a passion for design technology have been using their spare time to design, create and sell a range of items to raise money for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, a charity who provide mental health support for local people.

The students, known as ‘The four Crafters’, have been supported throughout by design technology teacher Mr Murphy. Together they have made personalized items such as key rings and Christmas decorations, using laser technology.

In total the four students involved in the project raised £233, which was added to funds raised by school, meaning a cheque for £1233 could be handed over to Sam Skelton, fundraising lead for the charity.

Teacher, John Murphy, said “It has been a pleasure to support these students with the project and I am very pleased with the amount of money we’ve raised for Mind. The students have taken orders for bespoke items from students and staff and have produced the finished good normally within 24 hours.”

Alison Davies, Headteacher, commented: “The last year and half has seen a big increase in demand for mental health services, not just local but across the UK, and I am delighted that our students have been creating items to support the charity.”

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