South & City College Birmingham Supports The Albion Foundation Charity Event


College News and Communications
Monday, 20 January 2014 16:37

Walk the Albion waySouth and City College are supporting the The Albion Foundation's charity event in which five blind footballers will walk 86 miles later this month.

Walk The Albion Way will see the footballers take on the challenging task of walking from Anfield to the Hawthorns in five days.

The college is providing a team of media students and staff who will document the venture through film and camera.

A number of media students will be accompany the team, putting their filmography and photography skills learnt in their lessons at the college into practise to capture the whole event.

Principal Mike Hopkins said: "We are excited to be supporting Walk The Albion Way. The college and our students often get involved in charity events. Not only does it help others in the community, but it gives our students the excellent opportunity to put their skills to the test in a real work situation. It is great for their CVs and their confidence."

Olivia Phillips, a level 3 media student said: "I am really looking forward to this event. I am on the second year of a level 3 media course now so I am ready to undertake something like this. I think it will be really good experience that I can use in interviews to impress employers when I am looking for a job!"

Challenge organiser, Jon Ross, from The Albion Foundation, said: "We are overwhelmed by the support shown to us by local businesses and we want to thank them for encouragement."

With the support of their guides, the B1 Blind Team players will walk from Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, to The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, from 27th January 2014, with the aim of raising £10,000 to help the charity continue to support them and the other ten disability teams within The Albion Foundation.

For 21 years, the charity has provided children, young people and adults with physical and learning disabilities with training, coaches, kit, transport, venues, accommodation and more, so that they have the chance to play competitive sport. Through schooling, sport and education, The Albion Foundation support more than 520 disabled people every week, with the aim of raising aspirations and helping everyone they work with to achieve lifelong goals.

For more information on the challenge visit www.walkthealbionway.co.uk. To donate to the challenge you can text WTAW14 to 70070 to donate £5 or visit http://www.justgiving.com/albionfoundation.

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