Foundation Learners Raise Money for East Lancashire Hospice

Foundation Learners Raise Monday for East Lancashire Hospice

Blackburn College students have raised money for charity – building key life skills in the process.

Students enrolled on Foundation Learning courses raised £285 for East Lancashire Hospice through an Easter raffle.

Ann Marie Lamb, tutor at Blackburn College said: “Foundation Learning is all about building the skills and confidence needed to thrive.

“These students went door-to-door, engaging staff members and enticing them to donate to a very important cause.

“I’m really proud that these students were able to showcase the confidence they have developed throughout the programme

Foundation Learning – also known as ‘Starting Out’ – equips students with the social, academic and practical skills needed to succeed.

Catherine Leech, Community Fundraiser at East Lancashire Hospice said: “The money raised will help patients and their loved ones within hospice care. Once again, thank you so much for your huge, ongoing support.”

There are no formal entry requirements for Foundation Learning courses. A number of students enrolled on these programmes have learning difficulties and disabilities.

Ann Marie added: “No matter what level they arrive at, we support and encourage these students to grow in confidence and express their personality.”

“If you want to learn in a supportive environment with tutors who are Foundation Learning specialists – look no further than Blackburn College.”

Places on Starting Out courses are still available for September 2019 entry. Visit to make an application.

11 Jun 2019, 14:35 PM