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Cariad award for ‘human jukebox’ charity fundraiser

An art and design technician at Coleg Sir Gâr’s Carmarthen School of Art has raised over £700 for charity by becoming a human ‘whistling jukebox’ during the Welsh Firebreak.

As a result, Miranda Evans has been presented with a Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion Cariad award, which aim to encourage and recognise volunteering and charity work as well as recognising positive contributions and acts of kindness from students and staff.

For her birthday, she decided to raise money for the charity Pembrokeshire Action to Combat Hardship (Patch), which delivers food and essential items to those in need within the county.

Turning herself into a whistling jukebox, and setting an initial target of £100, expectations turned on their heels as donations rolled-in along with a growing Facebook audience.

Taking requests and posting her activities on social media, Miranda whistled everything from Dolly Parton to Neil Diamond.

As her audience grew, performances became more comical and elaborate with costume changes, props and dance routines.

Miranda provided some well needed cheer as well as raising vital funds and was presented with her Cariad award by assistant principal Mike Williams, at Job’s Well campus.