Students’ donation flies high with charity

Posted: 10-07-2017 - 200 view(s)

Employability students have been raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

Students’ donation flies high with charity

The students completed a sponsored walk from college and around the barrage and a held a raffle to raise a total of £366.69 for the charity.

Employability Lecturer, Penny Griffiths, organised the fundraiser with her students. She said: “I did a session with the students about enterprise which included them picking a charity to raise money for. We held a vote, and the students chose the Great North Air Ambulance.”

She continued: “We then did a sponsored walk and raffle to raise the money.”

The group then welcomed a visit from Great North Air Ambulance Service volunteer James Atkinson to the college who talked to the students about the charity and how the money raised will help towards their essential work.

He said: “The money donated to the air ambulance means we can continue to give the lifesaving care that we do on a daily basis, and to provide the best possible medical care to the people of the North-east.”

James continued: “We couldn’t do any of this without the public support so the work that the students are doing really does mean that we can continue to fly the helicopters and to provide this amazing service.”

Sponsored walk