Bede students help keep GNAAS flying

Posted: 03-12-2018 - 241 view(s)


Our Public Services students received a commemorative cheque today to mark their fundraising efforts.

In October this year both our Level 2 and Level 3 students took part in a sponsored walk and overnight camp, all to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). (You can read all about it here on our website).

They walked for five hours from Osmotherley to Carlton whilst carrying all of their supplies with them in packs. The group then camped overnight, waking up in the morning to a thick frost on the ground!

Tracy Bowstead, Public Liaison Assistant for GNAAS, came to SRC Bede to present the cheque. She said: “We are very grateful to the students for their fundraising efforts as we rely entirely on charitable donations to survive. Last year we needed to raise £5.1 million to keep our helicopters flying, so we really appreciate their contribution.”

Garreth Evans, course leader for Public Services, said he was very proud of all the students had achieved.

Interested in studying at SRC Bede? Check out our Public Services courses here on our website