Students’ cabaret for hospice

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A HOLIDAY camp-style cabaret raised cash for a city hospice.

Sunderland College’s travel and tourism students staged their show and raised more than £1,100 for St Benedict’s Hospice.

The pupils performed at the student union bar, organised with the help of lecturer, Kelly Mounsey.

She said: “The cabaret is always a highlight of the academic year and I’m so pleased that this years’ was a real success.

“Since Christmas, the students have worked extremely hard to put on a professional performance and they should be really proud of themselves.”

Over the past five years, travel and tourism students at the college have raised more than £3,500 for charities, including Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Sylvia Stoneham, fund-raiser at St Benedict’s Hospice, said: “It’s heartening to know that the students choose local causes to benefit from their efforts.

“This donation will help us to support our patients and their families through difficult times and beyond.”