Students raise hand over cheque for their charity

Myerscough College raise funds for chosen charity.
Myerscough College raise funds for chosen charity.

Myerscough College students have raised almost £1,300 for their charity of the year.

A cheque for £1,298.05 was handed over to Papyrus, an organisation which works to prevent suicide in the young.

The ceremony was part of the college’s annual Wellbeing Day, which also saw the student’s new charity, the North West Air Ambulance, officially unveiled.

Residential support manager at Myerscough College, Rob Kay, said: “Every year we use this day to 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 events 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.’’

The photograph shows the cheque being presented to Papyrus by James Hodgkinson, president of the Myerscough College Student Association and Principal, Ann Turner.

The students have designated their charity for the coming year as the North West Air Ambulance.