A group of Derby College students have raised more than £440 to help buy new sensory play equipment for a charity that supports the families of children with special needs.
Tegan's Butterflies in Paradise was set up last year by a group of local parents who themselves have children with special needs. It is named after Tegan Treece who had Down Syndrome and died in 2011 aged three and a half and whose mum Mel is vice-chair of the group.
Entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi OBE has hosted an event Derby College's Roundhouse Campus to launch the new phase of the Breakfast Club project.
The scheme, to offer funded breakfast's through local business to children across Derby city schools, is a collaborative project between Derby City Council, leading City entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi OBE, Aaron Thalmann, Mike and Dana Copestake, Derby County Football Community Trust and HIS Church.
Students and staff at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre have raised a record £1,121 for three charities at their annual RAG week.
A wide range of competitions and activities were organised throughout the week and the money raised has been split between local charity Children First Derby, Cancer Research UK and Barnardo's.