Uniformed Public Services course leader Gill Draper gets soaked for charity

Uniformed Public Services Students Hold Fundraising Day For Great North Air Ambulance

Wed, 2001-10-31 00:00

Uniformed Public Services students have held a fundraising day to help raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance.

The group of first year students from East Durham College organised the day as part of a unit of their course.

Students and lecturers took part in numerous activities around the Willerby Grove site in Peterlee including a bake sale, car wash and selected college lecturers and staff were put into the stocks for a soaking.

But it was all for a good cause as the students raised £244.40 for the charity.

Uniformed Public Services course leader Gill Draper hailed the day a great success and believes that the money raised will help a worthy cause.

Gill said: “I am extremely proud of the dedication and effort that the students have put into the fundraising task today.

“The first year uniformed public service students are in the middle of a unit about team work and leadership and need to be able to display both in a team challenge.

“After a discussion with the group they felt they would like to arrange their team task for the benefit of the Great North Air Ambulance.

“This is a fantastic charity that needs constant support and funding. None of us know if we will ever need their services but it is reassuring to know that the aircrafts are available for those who need them.”

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.