For CharityDate Posted: 28/04/2015 | Posted In: Latest news
This year students at QE have raised a phenomenal £3000 for charity. A range of charities have been supported but the students’ Charity of the Year was MIND, an organisation that provides professional support for people experiencing emotional or mental health problems.
At the final Student Association meeting of the year, a cheque for £1,185.00 was presented to Christine Thompson of Darlington Mind. To raise this amount, the Student Association held various events such as Get Lined for Mind, a day when students were encouraged to wear stripes and buy sweet treats. The Student Common Room was decorated especially for the day with stripy bunting with a lot of activities going on including competitions and a mental health awareness stall. The success of such events is very much due to the students being keen to make a difference to those suffering from mental health issues in their own town.
James Simon, Community Links Coordinator of the Student Association, said:
“This year’s fundraising successes have really shown the love at the heart of our College, particularly through students embracing the simple ideal of people helping people.
In addition to the money presented to MIND, funds were raised for a range of other charities, making an incredible annual fundraising total of £3000.’