Tiverton town centre invaded by angels, devils, ladybirds and bumblebees
By ExeCellent | Friday, October 26, 2012, 16:21
LAST WEEK Tiverton town centre was invaded by students dressed as angels, devils, ladybirds and bumblebees. It was all part of Petroc's RAG Day...
As part of their recent RAG Day, Petroc students dressed in all manner of costumes - including bumblebees, devils and angels - to raise money for the charity Stand Against Violence
Petroc students in Tiverton, raising money for charity, during their recent RAG day
The Petroc students were hoping to raise more than £300 for the charity Stand Against Violence
Every year the College hosts the fundraising extravaganza and, to date, the events have raised more than £13,000 for a variety of charities.
This year the students chose to raise money for Stand Against Violence, the charity which was set up following an unprovoked attack in 2005 in Somerset, which led to the death of 17-year-old Lloyd Fouracre.
Sarah Brown, Petroc's Student Union and Staff Liaison Officer, said: "Stand Against Violence is such a worthwhile charity, and our students could really relate to the work they do. They talked to members of the public about the charity and handed out leaflets, and everyone they spoke to was really interested and supportive.
"I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved and the people of Tiverton for their generosity," she added.
As well as collecting money in the centre of Tiverton on Tuesday 16 October, a number of events took place at the College's campus, including head shaving, hair bleaching and leg waxing.
The students were hoping to raise more than £300 and, although the final total hasn't been confirmed yet, it looks like they are well on target.