Student videos in line for award
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