Posted: Tue 8th Sep 2015

Coleg Cambria students raise a staggering £90,101 for for Teenage Cancer Trust

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Sep 8th, 2015

Staff and students from Coleg Cambria are celebrating after raising over £90K for Teenage Cancer Trust. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

  • Representatives from across the college’s six sites came together at a special celebration.
  • Coleg Cambria students raised a staggering £90,101.59 over the last academic year.
  • Beats the college’s previous fundraising records by £500.

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The amazing total beats the college’s previous fundraising records and amounts to a total of £500 being raised every day during the college term.
Every year Coleg Cambria adopts a charity of the year, for which students and staff pledge to raise funds for through many different activities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

[pullquote cite=”Coleg Cambria Chief Executive and Principal, David Jones” type=”right”]“At Coleg Cambria 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.”[/pullquote] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Over the last year a number of creative and physically challenging tasks taking place across all Coleg Cambria sites including marathons, hiking challenges, gruelling bike rides, bake-offs, gigs, family days, a zip wire challenge and many more. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A cheque for £90,101.59 was presented to Teenage Cancer Trust by Coleg Cambria Chief Executive and Principal, David Jones on behalf of all those who have contributed to the fundraising activities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Jones thanked staff and students for raising such a magnificent sum over the last year, he said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I am very impressed by, and proud of the generosity of our students and staff, who freely give their time, money and commitment to raise increasingly large sums of money for charity,” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

By taking part in fundraising activities, students gain new skills and increase their self-confidence. Working closely with Teenage Cancer Trust this year has also enabled us to raise awareness of the issue of cancer in young people with our students.
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”. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Vanessa Simmons, Regional Fundraising Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust said:
“We have really enjoyed working with Coleg Cambria over the past year, and it was really emotional when we found out just how much has been raised. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The staff and students have done so much to organise a really impressive range of events for us and it’s been brilliant to be involved in this special partnership. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We rely on voluntary donations from the local community to ensure young people with cancer and their families can access the best possible care and support, and the money from Coleg Cambria will have a huge impact in helping us to deliver this.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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