Thousands of pounds were raised for hospices by students of a North Kent college which sadly lost a young footballer and member of staff this year.

Kent FC Ladies' goalkeeper Jordan Dawes, from Swanley, died in February this year aged 18 after a battle with liver cancer.

Colin Hutson worked as a head motor vehicle technician at North Kent College, where Jordan was also a Football Academy student, until he sadly lost his fight to cancer in March 2019.

Through a charity football tournament, which raised nearly £1700, and a car show held across campuses, the college was able to donate nearly £3000 to the local Ellenor hospice, where both Jordan and Colin spent a period of time towards the end of their lives.

Area Fundraiser for Ellenor, was thrilled with the donations commenting “Thank you to everyone at the college for raising such an incredible amount for Ellenor.

"It’s thanks to the support from others that helps us to continue to offer the vital care to our patients and their families”.

Ellenor provides round the clock care in Kent and Bexley to patients with terminal illnesses and their family through what can be a very difficult time, relying on donations to stay open and to be able to carry on the vital work that they do in the local community.

Both events are hoped to be repeated next year, turning the charity fundraisers into annual occasions.