Coleg Cambria Celebrate Record Breaking Charity Fundraising Year
Staff and students from Coleg Cambria are celebrating after raising record breaking sums of money for British Heart Foundation Cymru.
Representatives from across all the Coleg Cambria sites came together at a special celebration where they were able to hand over a staggering £82,406.64 which they have raised over the last academic year for their chosen charity of the year, BHF Cymru.
The amazing total again beats the college’s previous fundraising record of £75,746.84 which was presented to Cancer Research UK in September 2012.
At this year’s event a cheque was presented to BHF Cymru by Coleg Cambria Chief Executive and Principal, David Jones, on behalf of all those who have contributed to the fundraising activities.
Every year Coleg Cambria adopts a charity of the year, for which students and staff pledge to raise funds for through many different activities. The last year has seen a number of creative and physically challenging tasks taking place across all the Coleg Cambria sites including, marathons, hiking challenges, gruelling bike rides, family days, a darts marathon and many demonstrations.
David Jones said: “Thank you to staff and students at Deeside, Llysfasi, Wrexham Training and of course everyone else who contributed in any way to raising such a magnificent sum for BHF Cymru during 2012-2013.
“This is an amazing amount and I’m sure if we build on this through all the excellent charity work that already exists right across Yale, and all work together as Coleg Cambria, we can raise another amazing sum for our 2013-2014 charity.”
Coleg Cambria Student Services Manager, Karen Senior said: “The amount raised again this year is truly amazing. It highlights the huge effort that our students and staff put into the causes we adopt. They are always ready to get involved in any activity and show a great amount of enthusiasm right through the college year.”
Sion Edwards, Fundraising and Volunteering Manager for BHF Cymru in North Wales said: “This past year has seen a phenomenal amount of enthusiasm and dedication by Coleg Cambria staff and students to raise so much money to support our work. We are truly grateful and impressed by the energy and dedication in doing so.
“For babies being born with heart defects to the millions of adults affected by heart disease, this funding will help BHF scientists and the care projects that we fund locally, to carry out the fight for every heartbeat into the future. We couldn’t do this without the dedication of people like the staff and students of Coleg Cambria who have shown such support for our work.”
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