Cycle ride raises funds for college

by Helen Barnes // March 25 2024

The college is delighted to have received nearly £900 from Albert Marsh Funeral Directors in Wareham.

Last year, the Albert Marsh team embarked on a 76.52km journey, cycling from Sandbanks to Ringwood, and nominated Livability Millie College to receive the money raised.

Emma Byron, from the Albert Marsh branch of Douch Family Funeral Directors, recently visited our Holton Lee site to present a cheque for the final total, £867.72.

Annabelle Pearsall, Education Enterprise and Visitor Services Manager, said: “The funds received will support the work we are doing in establishing a thriving enterprise for our students and participants to gain essential life skills and carry out work-related learning.

“We believe in promoting independence and developing the student voice through our activities.

“Students have previously used their forum to decide where funds will be best used on site, to support everyone.”

Emma Byron said: “Everyone through the Douch group of funeral directors raises money for good causes and great charities.

“We raised this money last year and thought that Millie College was a great recipient because of everything it does.

“It is an astonishing facility in a 350-acre nature reserve close to Poole Harbour and works wonders with the students.

“It is superb that they teach about enterprise and try and raise funds from everything they do.”