College students donate RAG day cash to charities

This is The West Country: Representatives of the three chosen charities being presented their cheques by College Principal Mike Robbins with Student Support staff and Students’ Union representatives, including President Georgia Hodges (pictured next to Principal). Photo: submitt Representatives of the three chosen charities being presented their cheques by College Principal Mike Robbins with Student Support staff and Students’ Union representatives, including President Georgia Hodges (pictured next to Principal). Photo: submitt

THREE charities have each received almost £4,000 from Bridgwater College’s Raise and Give (RAG) day.

Cheques for £3895 have been presented to the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and St. Margaret’s Hospice after the Student Union raised a record-breaking £11,685.

The funds were raised in a variety of different ways throughout December, finishing with students in fancy dress raising money in Bridgwater’s town centre.

Tracey Baxter, collections co-ordinator for the MS Society, said: “Any donations we receive are used either to fund research or to directly help MS sufferers with home adaptations.

“Everything we receive helps somebody, somewhere, so to receive a donation of almost £4,000 is just fantastic.”

Mike and Denice Perrin, events volunteers from St. Margaret’s Hospice, added: “The staff and patients at our hospices will really appreciate this donation.”

Richard Delderfield, vice chairman of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, said: “This money will help patients by funding more research, which ultimately will lead to a better understanding of the disease.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree