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Students Raise Money For Fantastic Cause

Mon, 2002-06-17 01:00

A group of Uniformed Public Services students from East Durham College have recently organised a special fundraising day to help raise money for an important local animal charity.

The students, who are on a course specially designed to help them progress into careers with the likes of the armed forces, Police or ambulance service, held the fundraising event on Monday to help support Paws Up the Retired Durham Police Dogs Benevolent Fund charity.

And their lecturer Gill Draper has been very impressed with her students’ planning skills and drive to make the day a success.

Gill explained: “Each year, as part of their course, my first year students need to complete a charity fundraising event in support of a public services related charity.

“This year the group chose to raise funds for Paws Up, the Retired Durham Police Dogs Benevolent Fund.

“The students demonstrated tremendous teamwork and organisational skills as well as the commitment to all muck in to help raise as much money as possible for this very worthy cause.”

The group of 20 students ran a raffle and cake sale as well as a guess the name of the Police Dog, in an effort to raise as much money for the charity as possible.

Brave student Sam Douglas, 19, from Fishburn, even had his head shaved, Jessie J style, to generate even more donations.

By the end of the day the students had managed to raise an impressive £258.00.

Durham Police Dog Support Unit recently implemented a benevolent fund to support their retired Police Dogs. Funds raised help ensure that dogs who have worked hard for the benefit of the people of County Durham and Darlington are looked after in their retirement with funds helping to meet essential costs such as vets bills.

 To find out more or make a donation please visit www.pawsup.org.uk