Another Record Breaking Year of Fundraising at Deeside College Group of Colleges

September 10, 2012

Students and staff from across all the campuses of Deeside College Group of Colleges are celebrating after raising record breaking sums of money for Cancer Research UK.

Representatives from Deeside College, Coleg Llysfasi, Northop College and Wrexham Training came together at a special celebration, where they were able to hand over a staggering £75,746.84, which they have raised for adopted charity of the year, Cancer Research UK, over the last academic year.

The amazing total again beats the college’s previous fundraising record of £51,062.81, which was presented to the RNLI in September 2011.

At this year’s event a cheque was presented to Cancer Research UK by Deeside College Group of Colleges Principal and Chief Executive, David Jones on behalf of all those who have contributed to the fundraising activities.

Every year the Deeside College Group of Colleges adopt a charity of the year, for which students and staff pledge to raise funds through many different activities.  The past year has seen a staggering number of creative and physically challenging tasks taking place at Coleg Llysfasi, Northop College, Wrexham Training and Deeside College, including charity busking, sail and ride 4 life challenges, white water rafting and hiking challenges and the baked bean welly challenge.

Deeside College Student Services Manager and Chair of the Charity Committee, 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 that we adopt.  They are always ready to get involved in any activity and show a great amount of enthusiasm right through the college year.”

Cancer Research UK Representative Louise Aubrey said:

“The Deeside College Group of Colleges has raised a phenomenal amount of money for Cancer Research UK.  The students and staff have shown great passion, dedication and commitment to the cause which is gratefully received on behalf of the charity.  The money raised will be used in Wales for research to save lives. Working with students to raise the importance of a healthy lifestyle in helping to reduce the risk of cancer has been an added bonus to working with the colleges.  ”

Deeside College Group of Colleges Principal, David Jones said:

“We have hugely increased the amounts we raise for charity in recent years, and this is down to the great team spirit and kind heartedness of “team-Deeside College”.  I am very proud of everyone who is involved, and grateful to everyone who has made a donation.   We take our corporate social responsibility very seriously, and our charity work runs right through every part of our college.”

The Deeside College Group of Colleges will be announcing their adopted charity for 2012-2013, next week.

Image shows Deeside College Principal David Jones and Cancer Research UK Representative Louise Aubrey with students and staff from Deeside College, Coleg Llysfasi, Northop College and Wrexham Training, who have all contributed to the final fundraising total.



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