Students help build Fife village

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a CLASS of 10 students from Adam Smith College is organising a fundraising event to help victims of the Pakistan floods.

All the money raised through their event will go to help build the Fife disaster relief village which Kirkcaldy MP Gordon Brown launched in the aftermath of the worst floods to hit the country in 80 years.

Monsoon rains in July caused extensive floods which affected more than 2.5 million people and washed away entire villages in the north west of Pakistan.

Visit

After a visit to the college from Mr Brown, who spoke about the project, students on the NQ Hospitality and Events course decided they wanted to help.

They plan to hold their fundraising event on Wednesday, January 19, when they will sell silicone wristbands for £1 each in aid of the charity, hold a tombola with prizes donated from local shops and businesses and run an Asian/Scottish food tasting session with the food prepared by class member Angela Anderson.

Awareness

It will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on January 19 in the atrium of Adam Smith College, when, as well as the fundraising activities there will be information to raise awareness of the project.

The event, which the students have been planning for four months, will also form part of their coursework and they will be graded on it.

“We are hoping to raise over £1000 on the day and hope as many people as possible will come along to help us meet our target,” said student Emma McGarry.