Canterbury College - Media's Bit Crush Fest Rakes In Over £3000 for Charity
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Media's Bit Crush Fest Rakes In Over £3000 for Charity

The annual Bit Crush Festival took place at Canterbury College last week, raising £3,004.71 for the charity Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Media & Communications students and staff organise the festival each year to take place at the College, working with staff from Demelza Hospice to raise money for facilities at the house in Sittingbourne.

This year, The Street came alive with stalls and live music and students got involved by designing their own posters, selling their artwork and making badges to sell.

Gaming consoles were also available, giving students the opportunity to enjoy and test out new games with their peers.

Catherine Smith, Media Lecturer, said: “We are incredibly proud of our students and how amazing they have been working on this. They demonstrated excellent teamwork, professionalism and a passion for supporting this excellent cause.”



Live music stages and technology were set up by the Music department, and students came along to perform live acoustic sets, providing a lively atmosphere over the three days.

At points throughout the week, students were given the valuable opportunity to visit Demelza House in Sittingbourne to see the facilities that they were contributing towards.

The total monies raised came from a combination of stalls, a Just Giving donation page and bucket donations, and beat last year’s total of just over £2,600.

The Media & Communications department will be continuing to support Demelza throughout the year.

If you’d like to help to raise more money, come along to the Demelza Carol Concert at Canterbury Cathedral on 17th December, for an evening of carols, readings and musical performance. Book your tickets here.