Students from Newton Abbot College travelled to chosen charity for the academic year, Torbay Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit, to present a cheque for fundraising efforts from the Christmas period.
Students Archie Dobson, Libby Evans and Jack Nicol were shown around the unit, taking the opportunity to speak with parents of some of the babies receiving care, before presenting a cheque to staff members for £2,325.67. The presentation came following the incredible success of the both the College’s ever-popular Christmas Fayre and Grand Prize Draw that took place at the end of the autumn term. These events are two in a long line of fundraising efforts that have or will be taking place throughout the academic year that will be put towards the overall target of £10,000.
The money raised will help fund the unit’s planned upgrade of the family area, as well as helping purchase essential equipment. Unit representative, Karen Green, said of the visit: “It was great to see the students from Newton Abbot College in the unit. It was especially nice to see them talking to a mother whose baby is currently receiving treatment and hearing about her journey with us. We would like to say a massive thank you to Newton Abbot College for all their efforts to date; it really is greatly appreciated.”
Year 10 student, Libby Evans, spoke of the impact of the visit: “It was incredible to see the babies in the unit as well as seeing what our money will be spent on. It was amazing to see that what we are doing and have achieved so far will make a real change and difference to these babies. I am really proud of our fundraising in College and I hope we can reach our £10,000 target.”
We would like to say a massive thank you to Newton Abbot College for all their efforts to date; it really is greatly appreciated.Karen Green, Torbay Special Care Baby Unit