Newton Abbot College welcomed Devon Air Ambulance Fundraiser and Lottery Team Leader Tracy Owen on Tuesday 13th October to receive the College’s fundraising cheque for the academic year.
The cheque, for an impressive £7651.55, marks another incredible year for the College, whose staff and students dedicate their time to various events throughout the academic year. Highlights of the fundraising calendar included a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris, Hair and Beauty treatment days, sponsored leg waxing and a singing solo in the College production of ‘Oliver!’ by the Principal, Mr Cornish.
The College has been proud to support such an important, lifesaving operation as Devon Air Ambulance. The Trust, founded in 1992, covers the entire Devon county; operating two state of the art helicopters, the service can reach medical emergencies significantly faster than land based emergency services, crucially saving the lives of many individuals every year.
Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director at Devon Air Ambulance Trust, says of the donation, “We would like to thank Newton Abbot College for their fantastic support this year. The College has been so diverse in their fundraising and it has yielded a great result. From a Hair & Beauty Day to a trek to Machu Picchu, students and staff have really come together to save lives in their community.”
Principal, Paul Cornish, adds ‘Newton Abbot College is extremely proud to be supporting Devon Air Ambulance Trust. A huge number of the College Community, both individually and in groups, have come together and undertaken exciting and diverse ways of raising these crucial funds. The College recognises the value in making fundraising a core College focus; not only does it help the continuance of such vital services as Devon Air Ambulance, but it also informs our students about the needs of the wider community and how their actions can have a real, and significant, impact.’