• KIND-HEARTED students raised thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal

Dozens of learners studying Level 3 Uniformed Public Services at Coleg Cambria spent a week collecting money and selling poppies on the Deeside site, as well as at shops and supermarkets in Connah’s Quay and Queensferry.

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign for the Armed Forces community.

Suzanne Barnes, Deputy Director for Business, Business Support Services, Sport and Uniformed Public Services at Coleg Cambria Deeside, is proud of the students’ achievement in collecting more than £3000 for the cause. 

“The learners chose the Poppy Appeal as part of the Community Challenge and fundraising element of their Welsh Baccalaureate course,” said Ms Barnes.

“To have collected such a huge amount is testament to their commitment and the hours they put into this.

“It’s an amazing charity and I know they are thrilled to have been able to donate such a large sum to the cause.”

Lynne Woodyatt, The Royal British Legion’s Community Fundraising Manager for Wales, added: “We are incredibly grateful to the students of Coleg Cambria for their efforts in raising this fantastic amount for the Poppy Appeal.

“Every donation received makes a real difference, from the children of serving personnel to the oldest of veterans and everyone in between, the Legion stands ready to assist the Armed Forces community.”

The Uniformed Public Services course at Cambria offers a range of modules and interaction with organisations including the Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Army and Navy.

“The experience and support we receive from these Services has been incredible and gives the students a real insight into the careers available to them,” added Ms Barnes.

For more information on the Poppy Appeal, visit www.britishlegion.org.uk

Visit www.cambria.ac.uk for more on the wide range of courses and qualifications available at Coleg Cambria.

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