Students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group (SCG) have chosen a local cancer charity as their charity of the year.
Each year the Student Union at SCG have the difficult task of selecting which charity they would like to support.
The group of students have chosen to raise money for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, supporting cancer services for the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.
“'We are delighted that the college’s Student Union have chosen to support Lingen Davies Cancer Fund for the 2020/21 year,” said Helen Knight, Development Manager for Lingen Davies. “We are always so grateful to organisations that are able to raise awareness of our work and contribute to our fundraising," she added.
Students will be volunteering at future events and working closely with Helen throughout the year.
The money raised will help support the current appeal to raise money for a CT Scanner and the extension of the Lingen Davies Unit.
Davina Yawsaschie, aged 18, who previously attended Charlton School and is studying Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology, said “As members of the community, we feel it’s our privilege to assist in any way we can. So many charities have been struggling financially in 2020 and every single one of them is deserving of any monies raised.
“As Lingen Davies is a local charity that supports people with cancer we felt it was really deserving of our help.” Helen added, “As we sit in this national pandemic it is so important that communities come together to help each another, and I am personally delighted to be working with the college and to be learning from them about our new virtual world, which I know our new generation has already embraced so well.”