Supported Internship brunch

December 10, 2018

Havant & South Downs College Supported Internship students gave back to the community on 1 December with a brunch for carers.

Working alongside Can Do, which is part of the disability charity Leonard Cheshire, students Reece Alp, Matthew Crook, Matthew Poulter, Matthew Standing and Sanjana Sanjay organised the event from 10am – 1pm at the Frank Sorrell Centre.

They welcomed visitors, set up the event, prepared food and drinks and chatted with carers. Can Do Coordinator, Catherine Burton, said: “The students worked very hard to ensure everyone was catered for and felt welcome.”

Leading up to the event, the students planned the event and took part in an interactive workshop where they gained their Level 1 Food Hygiene Certificate.

Helen Robinson (Supported Internships Coordinator): “Whilst they have been organising the event they have also been learning what volunteering itself is which is brilliant.

“They’ve come up with some good ideas, they are all really enthusiastic and they have learnt about the hygiene side of things with their Food Hygiene Certificate.

“It is all adding to their work skills such as team work, problem solving, learning how to run an event and making connections in the community.”

For more information on our Supported Internship courses, click here.