Sport students raise over £800 for Sport Relief

23 March 2018

Sport students raise £825.93 for Sport Relief!

Sport students have raised a massive amount of money all week long, in aid of Sport Relief. From marathon running to bake sales to raffle prizes, they have involved the entire college community, working extremely hard to raise as much money as possible for a great cause. Putting the money raised in to perspective - £800 enables a support worker in the UK to visit an isolated mum for more than a year, helping her overcome postnatal depression. 

The students who have been running the events are currently studying full-time vocational Sport at Ashton Sixth Form College.

The week began with a raffle of some of the most exciting prizes of the week up for grabs. These included:

  • A signed and framed Sergio Aguero Match Day Programme
  • A signed and framed Manchester United Pennant that has been signed by 4 Players

Each item included an authenticity certificate.

The work of Stanley Chow, renowned Manchester-based artist and illustrator, was auctioned off to the highest bidder. The winner of the auction received signed prints of Eric Cantona and Vincent Kompany.


Images property of Stanley Chow (

On Tuesday, the "World's Biggest Football Card" event was held in Costa, raising money with a cash prize award to the winning team.

Wednesday saw Sport students run a marathon! Earlier in the week, 5 BTEC Sport students ran the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) on the college astro turf. In a relay-style, each student covered 157 laps of a 54-meter perimeter, reaching the marathon target. Staff and students across the college had to guess the correct time. The individual who guessed the closest time won a signed and framed photo of British professional boxer and current world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua (with authenticity certificate). 

Thursday was the final day to raise money for Sport Relief, with an incredible amount of prizes on offer! The 'Spot the ball (Frisbee)' game asked people to guess where the Frisbee once was in the photo. Two Manchester Giants basketball game tickets were the prizes for the correct guess.

The Cake Sale in Costa Coffee was extremely popular, providing many homemade cakes and some healthier options too! Those who bought a cake were entered in to a raffle to win a number of prizes including:

  • Another Signed and Framed Manchester United Pennant
  • Signed and Framed Raheem Sterling Match Day Programme
  • 2 x Adult Tickets Manchester City Stadium Tour
  • 2 x Footballs
  • Manchester City Mug
  • Manchester United Mug
  • Chocolate Bouquet
  • Easter Egg Bouquet


All week Sport students gave up their time and were based in Costa until 2pm each day. The amount of money raised was a true testament to their efforts and hard work, not only in managing the events but also in planning.

Sport Relief takes place every two years and is a charity event that raises money for vulnerable people across the UK and the world. The event began in 2002 and since the last Sport Relief event, the charity has "treated over 900,000 people across Africa with anti-malarial drugs", "helped over 3.4 million people in Africa through maternal, neonatal and child health funding" and "helped more than 50,000 people, in the UK, living with a mental health problem" ( 

To get involved,  learn more about Sport Relief and to donate click here.

Find out more about Sport courses at Ashton Sixth Form College here.

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