STAFF and students at Barnsley College have teamed up to raise almost £1,000 for a local radio station’s fundraising campaign which aims to improve the lives of children and young people across the region.

The Cash for Kids initiative, set up by Hallam FM, supports those who are affected by poverty, neglect, illness or have additional needs in South Yorkshire, and all money that is raised stays in the local area.

The college managed to raise a total of £943 for the programme, with each department fundraising in a different way – beauty students had a Christmas jumper day, foundation learning students held a raffle and childcare students hosted a virtual movie night.

Melinda Schofield, station director at Hallam FM, said: “This year when looking for commercial partners for our Cash for Kids initiative, Barnsley College came on board immediately and wanted to work with the team to help support the children of South Yorkshire.

“Having worked closely with them on many other campaigns historically and even more closely having to adapt through the Covid-19 crisis we knew they had a great understanding of the importance of local charity and would fully get behind supporting us at Hallam FM.”