vTalent Year Volunteers Raise Funds For Help for Heroes

The vTalent Year volunteers from East Durham College were selling wristbands to college staff and students at both the Peterlee and Houghall Campuses as part of their continual fundraising and voluntary work.

The volunteers have now risen over £100 for this very worthy cause and they are not finished yet!

Help for Heroes is a registered charity that raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the services of their country.

Emma Hume, 21, from Horden, said: “Raising money for Help the Heroes is important to me because my brother has served in Afghanistan and due to return in October. He has friends who have been killed and one was recently wounded and he’s now in a wheelchair. My brother is serving with the light dragoons who only recruit from the north east”.

Elizabeth Starkey, Volunteer Coordinator, commented, “I am very proud of the volunteers and the commitment and dedication they have demonstrated in raising awareness and money for Help the Heroes”.

If you’d like to make a donate to this fantastic charity please log on to www.helpforheroes.org.uk

The vTalent Year volunteers are all enrolled on the 44 week programme which aims to give young people (16-25) the opportunity to directly influence and enhance public sector services and gain skills to improve their employability at the same time. They will also leave with a minimum of a Level 2 qualification.