(L-R) Uniformed Public Services Course Leader Gill Draper with the UPS students and the Great North Air Ambulance's Halina Wojcik

Students On Cloud Nine With Charity Collection

Thu, 2002-01-17 00:00

Students studying Uniformed Public Services at East Durham College have presented the Great North Air Ambulance with a donation cheque from their charity work last year.

The group of students held a charity day back in October which saw them washing cars, running a bake sale and also putting college lecturers and staff into the stocks for a good soaking!

But it was all for a fantastic cause and the students were thrilled to raise £250 for the Great North Air Ambulance who visited the College to receive the cheque.

Course Leader Gill Draper praised the students for their work to help the charity and also the hard work that is done by the charity itself.

Gill said: “I am very proud of all the students for the hard work and effort they have put in to this fundraising event. The group chose the Great North Air Ambulance as its charity this year as they felt it was a charity that benefits the whole community and one that they might have to call upon at some point in their lives.

“The students planned and prepared the activities as part of their course and they should feel very satisfied and proud of their efforts.”

Great North Air Ambulance representative Halina Wojcik said: "The work done by the students at East Durham College was brilliant and we really appreciate all the effort that is made to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance."

From its origins in 1991, the Great North Air Ambulance Service has grown to become a leading healthcare charity, operating three helicopters in the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.