Staff And Students Come Together to Raise Money For Cancer Charity
Thu, 2015-05-28 11:22
Hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy students and staff from East Durham College have spent a week raising money for national eye cancer charity Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT).
A number of activities where held around the Peterlee Campus to help raise a final total of £144 for the charity as part of its 2015 eye cancer awareness week.
The event was organised by barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood who herself was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer, retinoblastoma, at six weeks old which was successfully treated at the Sunderland Eye Infirmary.
Alison thanked everyone at the College who got involved and hopes that not only have they managed to raise some money for the charity but also raised awareness of the condition.
Alison said: “CHECT is a fantastic cause and it’s great to be able to help out whenever we can.
“We have had a brilliant week fundraising, with staff and students throughout the college coming together to join in and help us out in the salon.
“I just want to thank everyone that was involved and I am sure that the money raised will go to great use at CHECT.”
For more information on the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust visit www.chect.org.uk