Charity cash ‘in the bag’

Release Date: 19 May 2017

A group of D&A College students bagged £134 for charity as part of their course.

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Students at the Guide Dogs centre in Forfar. (Courtesy of D C Thomson & Co Ltd.)

Having witnessed the work of Guide Dogs for the Blind, training dogs on the streets of Angus, the group of eight students decided to support the organisation through the enterprise unit of their community opportunities programme.

The students held a raffle with prizes donated by family, friends, local shops and businesses, then  pressed on with their charity project – having the college logo printed on jute bags and selling them.

Calling themselves Printerprise, the group organised and ran a pop-up shop at the Arbroath Campus and the stylish bags, sourced ethically, proved popular.

“The students actually visited the Dundee-based Natural Bag Company’s warehouse to ensure the product fitted the brief of a strong bag, created with style and ethically sourced,” said lecturer, Fiona Mohammden.