Leamington interns bank over £900 with festive market - The Leamington Observer

Leamington interns bank over £900 with festive market

A CHRISTMAS market organised by Leamington College students has raised more than £900 for charity.

Matthew Simms, Elise Warwick-Tearne and Oliver Hammond, all supported learning students at the college, organised the first festive market since the pandemic, as part of their internship at the national utility and gas provider National Grid.

The market took place at National Grid’s regional headquarters in Warwick Technology Park and the three students led on organising, marketing, and delivering the event for over 800 visitors.

The popular event featured 15 stallholders from across Warwickshire, selling items including recycled wooden crafts and jewellery, alongside Christmas stocking fillers, books, toys, and games.

And £943 was raised for the Entrust Care Partnership – a Leamington-based charity which supports disabled children, young people, and their families across the county.

Elise said: “It is very enjoyable working at National Grid and the success of the Christmas market is a real highlight for me amidst all the work we did.

“It was scary to begin with but my colleagues have been so supportive, and I have learnt new skills and experiences that has really helped both my confidence and abilities grow.

“I look forward to graduating from my internship at National Grid in June 2024 and I am very much looking forward to future opportunities.”

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