After raising a phenomenal £82,406.64 for British Heart Foundation Cymru over the last year, Coleg Cambria has announced that its chosen charity for 2013-2014 will be North East Wales Hospices.
Staff and students at Coleg Cambria are now busy planning innovative and gruelling challenges, determined to raise even more money for the new charity of the year.
North East Wales Hospices comprises of Hope House, St. Kentigerns and Nightingale House Hospice. They provide specialist palliative care for children and adults with active, progressive or advanced life limiting illnesses. North East Wales hospices offer practical and emotional support for patients, their families and their carers in a caring environment. They aim to help patients to live as actively as possible to the end of their lives, however long that may be.
North East Wales Hospices was officially named as Coleg Cambria’s charity of the year at a special launch event held at Coleg Cambria Yale Bersham Road. Representatives from the three charities that make up North East Wales Hospices joined college staff and students to mark the start of the new year of fundraising.
Chief Executive and Principal of Coleg Cambria, David Jones said: “We aim to provide more than just education and training; we encourage students to become true citizens who get involved in their local community and help others. By taking part in fundraising activities, students gain new skills and increase their self-confidence.
“I am very impressed by, and proud of the generosity of our students and staff, who freely give their time, money and commitment to raise increasingly large sums of money for charity. In recent years we have greatly increased the amounts of money we have raised for our adopted charities, and everyone involved with the college is looking forward to another busy year of fundraising. Now, as Coleg Cambria, I know our students and staff will give 100% commitment to North East Wales Hospices to raise as much money as possible for them.”