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Students and staff at Exeter College have raised more than £21,000 for local charity Devon Air Ambulance Trust – the most ever raised for a college charity.
In total, they have raised an amazing £21,313 since September 2016, far exceeding their target of £15,000. It has been a whole college effort with a wide variety of events taking place including the annual Festival of Carols, sponsored skydives, cycle challenges and the more traditional bake sales and fairs.
Students and staff recently presented a cheque to the charity. Much of the fundraising has also been led by Exeter College’s Student Representative Committee (SRC). The SRC is formed of Exeter College students who are elected to represent their student body to make the college truly representative and to support in activities such as this.
John Laramy, Principal and Chief Executive said: “I’m delighted that our students, led by the Student Representative Committee and the college staff, have set a stunning record by raising more than £21,000 for Devon Air Ambulance.
“I believe this record breaking achievement provides clear evidence of the outstanding qualities and values of young people who choose to become students at our college. This year's students have set the bar very high for next year, but I know they will be up for the challenge.”
Fundraising Manager Tracy Owen added: “We have been extremely impressed with how engaged both the students and staff have been with the Charity. The hard work and commitment they have demonstrated to their fundraising is a credit to the College, which has resulted in a tremendous amount of funds being raised for which we are immensely grateful.”
Next year, the college is excited to announce its chosen charity is Mind. This charity was voted for by students and staff. Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
If you have any exciting ideas of how we can beat our previous fundraising total then please get in touch via Twitter, you can find us @ExeterCollege.
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