Local College’s Donation to Macmillan

02 August 2018 | College News

City College Plymouth has presented a large cheque to Macmillan Cancer Support – the culmination of a year’s worth of charity fundraising by College students and staff.

Every year, students and staff at the College raise thousands of pounds for good causes, including a nominated charity which is the focus for their fundraising efforts. For the 2017/18 academic year, the College chose to support Macmillan Cancer Support – a national charity committed to supporting those battling cancer and their families.

College students and staff raised £3,263.63 for the charitable organisation through various fundraising activities, including: bake sales, charity dinners, beauty treatments, talent shows, raffles and winter car safety checks. A further £700 in fundraising is expected to be raised over the summer for the charity by the College.

Pauline Hands, Director of Marketing & Business Engagement at City College, said: “Our students and staff are enthusiastic fundraisers, and it has been a real pleasure to support the important work being carried out by Macmillan. We’re delighted to be able to present this cheque to such a fantastic charity in the knowledge that our contribution will help those battling cancer and their families get the support they need.”

Jo Rigby, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We would like to thank the students and staff at City College for all their hard work and fundraising efforts over the past year. This amazing donation will really help people with cancer live life as fully as they can. The money raised could help fund over 260 hours of a Macmillan support worker based right here in Plymouth at the Mustard Tree Macmillan Information and Support Centre.

“Macmillan rely on amazing supporters like City College, doing fantastic things and really making a difference, so a massive thank you from us at Macmillan and every person we will get to help because of the College’s fantastic support.”

To find out more about courses and College life, the College is holding an Application Session on Thursday 9 August, 10.00am to 4.00pm at Kings Road. Visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/events or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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