Myerscough College students have raised £2,610.73 for their Charity of The Year, the North West Air Ambulance.
A cheque was handed over to the charity, to help with their work in saving lives and improving patient outcomes for the residents and visitors of the North West of England. They currently have a fleet of three helicopters, enabling them to carry advanced healthcare and reaching, treating and transferring patients to definitive care as quickly as possible, thus improving chances of survival and reducing the risk of long term injury.
Jake Jones, Myerscough Student Union Liaison Officer, said: ‘’Every year we present the money raised by our Student Union for their chosen charity and introduce our new one for the coming academic year.
‘’The total raised through event such as RAG Week, dressing up and donations from social events is a great achievement and we’re delighted to hand over that amount today.
‘’Hopefully we can beat this total and this time next year we can hand over a cheque for an even bigger amount.’’
Lynne Whittaker picked up the cheque on behalf of the charity, and said: ‘’Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service, your North West Air Ambulance Charity would not be here without you. The service is funded by the generosity of donations, and fundraising activity, who provide vital charitable funding to keep our service flying.’’
The handing-over ceremony was also saw the student’s new nominated charity for 2017, the PDSA , unveiled. Fundraising events including a spectacular Summer Ball are planned in the coming months.
The photograph shows the cheque being presented to the North West Air Ambulance by the Myerscough Student Union.
In previous years students have raised thousands of pounds for good causes such as Cash for Kids, Papyrus and St Catherine’s Hospice.
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by Dave Salmon