College student hosts successful coffee morning

College student hosts successful coffee morning

A kind-hearted Ayrshire College student has raised £439.35 for the Ayrshire Hospice.

Food and Beverage Service student Sophie Conway, 19 from Ardrossan, held a Halloween themed coffee morning at the college’s Salt & Barrel restaurant at the end of October.

For a donation of £2.50, guests were treated to a tea or coffee and a selection of homemade cakes baked by college students. There was also a raffle for a hamper. 

Martin Quigley from the Ayrshire Hospice was in the college last week to receive the cheque from Sophie.

Sophie said: “I didn’t think we’d raise as much money as we did. I asked one of my lecturers if she would help me organise it in the restaurant and, as it was around Halloween time, I decided to theme the morning around that.

“It wasn’t part of my course, I just wanted to do something for a local charity.”

Sarah Marshall, Hospitality lecturer at Ayrshire College, said: “It has been a joy seeing Sophie's confidence grow so much since she began her studies at Ayrshire College, and to have her now organising and carrying out such a successful event is just the icing on the cake.”

14 November 2019

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