Stu­dent videos in line for award

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

VIDEOS cre­ated by stu­dents have been en­tered for a char­ity award.

Two videos pro­duced by Mac­cles­field Col­lege Stu­dents on be­half of Mac­cles­field’s Age UK have been en­tered into the in­au­gu­ral Char­ity Film Awards, set up to recog­nise the best films and videos that have been cre­ated for or on be­half of reg­is­tered char­i­ties within the UK.

The fi­nal short­list will be de­cided by pub­lic vote, and res­i­dents are be­ing en­cour­aged to sign up to sup­port the col­lege’s film.

Har­riet Sykes, for­mer stu­dent at Mac­cles­field Col­lege, suc­cess­fully se­cured an ap­pren­tice­ship with the BBC shortly af­ter do­ing the fi­nal edit of her video, she said: “Cre­at­ing a pro­mo­tional video with Age UK Cheshire East gave me an in­sight to how im­por­tant char­i­ties for older peo­ple are.

“I think it’s im­per­a­tive peo­ple are made aware of what is avail­able to them in later life and know that there is al­ways some­where that they can go.

“The whole team were sup­port­ive of us and our cre­ative vi­sion and the classes wel­comed us with open arms.”

Da­mon Tay­lor, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Age UK Cheshire East, added: “It was a de­light to work with stu­dents from Mac­cles­field Col­lege to pro­duce a film which show­cases our wide range of ser­vices for older peo­ple.

“Bring­ing young and older peo­ple to­gether in our com­mu­nity is vi­tally im­por­tant and the project pro­vided an im­por­tant fo­cus for the stu­dents’ end of year as­sign­ment.

“It would be a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment for all in­volved to make the short­list for the Char­ity Film Awards. Thank you to ev­ery­one who has voted so far.”

To vote for the char­ity go to char­i­ty­fil­mawards.com/ videos/age-uk-cheshireeast. Vot­ing is open un­til 30th Novem­ber 2016. Win­ners will be an­nounced at a gala event in cen­tral Lon­don in March 2017.

To find out more about the work of Age UK Cheshire East, call 01625 612958 or visit www. ageukce.org

Ann Broad­hurst, vol­un­teer, is shown in a still from the AGE UK Video

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