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College fundraises over £6,000 for St Luke’s
City College Plymouth students and staff have presented local charity, St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, with a cheque for £6,119.66.
The money was raised through a wide range of charitable activities undertaken by students and staff over the past year, ranging from the Plymouth 10K and a cake sale to a Christmas jumper day and a David Bowie tribute.
Every academic year, the College chooses to support a good cause and in 2018/19 they selected St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth. St Luke’s is an independent hospice charity providing specialist end of life care to the people of Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall.
Speaking about the valuable work of the charity, Nicola Keen, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at St Luke’s, said: “We believe that everyone deserves quality end of life care, no matter where. We work with our community, in partnership with others, to achieve dignity, comfort and choice for people affected by life-limiting illnesses through delivering and influencing exceptional care.”
Bob Hunter, the College’s Director of Student Journey, said: “We are very proud of our students and staff for their excellent fundraising efforts over the past year, raising over £6,000 for an excellent cause. We’re delighted to be able to present this cheque to a local charity that carries out important work in our community, providing vital end of life care.”
Nicola at St Luke’s added: “We would like to thank the students and staff at City College Plymouth for their hard work and fundraising efforts over the past year. This amazing donation will help us continue to provide specialist end of life care and support to people from across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall, whether in the home, hospital or at our specialist unit at Turnchapel.
“St Luke’s relies on donations like this and without the support from our community we wouldn’t be able to continue to carry out our vital work. So, a huge thank you to everyone who got involved with the College’s fundraising activities – it really does make a difference!”
City College Plymouth students are now deciding which charity to support during the forthcoming academic year 2019/20.