Two students made a ‘great’ donation of £473 to Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s charity after hosting their own great Gatsby-themed ball.
The Walsall College students organised the glittering event as a way to give back to local communities which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Megan Bell, 19 and Mun Yew, 21 were the masterminds behind this occasion.
They decided to have Well Wishers as their chosen charity as they believed supporting the hospital was the best way to benefit the whole community.
The ball took place at the college’s Wisemore Campus and guests were asked to dress up in a 1920s theme. Tickets included a six-course meal with a quiz alongside music, a live auction and prizes to be won.
The students said: “The charity ball went really well! We managed to raise over £200 for the charity just on the auction. Everyone had an amazing time we have had so many responses and positive feedback.
“It felt such a relief to see it all come together, especially when we didn’t have a trial run; we just went for it on the night.
“It felt amazing to raise this much money and be able to contribute to this charity. Personally, it’s such a humbling feeling to be able to do the whole event and give the money to help support patients within the hospital.”
Fundraising Manager Georgie Westley said: “On behalf of Well Wishers I want to say a huge thank you to Megan and Mun for choosing our charity to raise funds for. It seemed like an amazing night and it’s lovely to have this support from all those who attended.”