A staff member from one of Coleg Llandrillo's training restaurants recently organised a raffle, raising nearly a thousand pounds for one of Europe's largest children's hospitals.

Coordinator Hazel Ramsay, from the college's Bistro Restaurant, presented a cheque for £957.20 to Alder Hey Children's Hospital's events and community fundraising manager, Helen Hughes, at a recent ceremony at the college's Rhos-on-Sea campus.

Restaurant supervisor Hazel spent weeks putting together a list of prizes for the raffle, which were kindly donated by local companies: from a supermarket luxury hamper to tickets for a theatre show.

Helen said:

We are really grateful to Hazel, the students and the college for their generosity and support. The sum raised from one raffle is extremely impressive and every penny will be put to good use.

One sponsor, Adrian from Adrian Wright's Karate Academy (Rhos-on-Sea), kindly donated a Nerf War party for 25 children, as well as a month's membership consisting of karate lessons together with the uniform.

Others sponsors included: Asda, Marks and Spencers, Build a Bear, Matalan, Flipout, Venue Cymru, Pavilion Theatre, Dylan's Restaurant, Co-op, Envi Hairdressers, St. George's Hotel, Bay Grill 2 and Dawn Bream.

Alder Hey Children's Hospital cares for over 330,000 children, young people and their families every year. As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, it treats everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.