Generous students and staff help national charities

8 Aug 2019 10:39
Published by: Kian French

Generous students and staff from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have raised much needed funds for two national charities.

Throughout the year, UCLan's School of Nursing students and staff managed to raise £635 for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Benevolent Fund and the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

It is the ninth year that the School has dedicated its efforts towards raising funds for the worthy charities. Some of the fundraising activities included a used book sale, bake sale and competitions.

Senior Lecturer Sabina Gerrard says the work put in by staff at both charities makes it an easy decision to support them.

"They have been our chosen charities for a number of years due to them supporting nurses that are in hardship, that are in need and for nursing scholarships" she said.

"The Nurse's Day celebrations provide an opportunity for nurses and healthcare students to come together and take time out from their usual routine to celebrate the amazing work that healthcare professionals do on a daily basis."

It was the second year that pre-registration nursing student Uzoma Judith Anazodo has been involved with the fundraising, highlighting how important it is to her and her fellow students to help such important organisations.

She said: "Sabina had asked me if I'd like to be involved last year. I wanted to help and volunteer because both charities support nurses in need. It's also an opportunity for us students to get together and volunteer, meeting other people and make a difference."

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