Posted: Sun 20th Sep 2015

Coleg Cambria choose Macmillan as their charity of the year.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Sep 20th, 2015


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After raising a phenomenal £90,101.59 for Teenage Cancer Trust over the last year, Coleg Cambria has announced that its chosen charity for 2015-2016 will be Macmillan Cancer Support.

Representatives from the charity joined college staff and students at the Deeside site for a special launch event to mark the start of the new year of fundraising. 

Staff and students are now busy planning innovative and gruelling challenges, determined to raise even more money for the new charity of the year.

Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that’s a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need.  It’s not only patients who live with cancer, the charity also help carers, families and communities.

The charity has millions of supporters, professionals, volunteers, campaigners and people affected by cancer. The support the charity gives to those affected doesn’t just include nurses, therapists and other specialist health care professionals, it gives so much more than medical help; from experts on the end of the phone and advisers about benefits to volunteers that can give a hand with the everyday things and campaigners pushing for better cancer care.

Eleri Brady, Fundraising Manager North Wales said:

“We are very excited to be chosen as the charity of the year, and look forward to working with the college to help local people that are affected by cancer.”

Chief Executive and Principal of Coleg Cambria, David Jones said:

“We aim to provide more than just education and training; we encourage students to become true citizens who get involved in their local community and help others. By taking part in fundraising activities, students gain new skills and increase their self-confidence. 

“In recent years we have greatly increased the amounts of money we have raised for our adopted charities, and everyone involved with the college is looking forward to another busy year of fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.”

Main Picture: (L-R) David Jones, Luke Hewitt, Ellie Moore, Ian Hogg, Angelika Wieczorkowska, Eleri Brady, Karen Senior, Sophie Barlow, Paula Hancock Wood and Lucy O’Connor

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