Announcing our College Charities of the Year
Exeter College is proud to announce that students and staff have voted for their 2020-2021 charities of the year. This year they have chosen to support a national charity, Children with Cancer UK, and a local charity, Devon Air Ambulance.
We’re incredibly grateful to have been chosen as one of Exeter College’s Charities of the Year.Tracy Owen, Fundraising Manager at Devon Air Ambulance
Children with Cancer UK currently funds more than 60 research projects at centres of excellence around the UK. Alongside this they fund innovative welfare projects to provide better care and practical support for young cancer patients and their families.
Devon Air Ambulance runs two emergency helicopters and two critical care cars, enabling the team to deliver expert critical care to patients wherever they may be.
Tracy Owen, Fundraising Manager at Devon Air Ambulance said, “We’re incredibly grateful to have been chosen as one of Exeter College’s Charities of the Year. Being independent of Government and National Lottery funding means support from local businesses and educational institutions like Exeter College is invaluable to ensure we can continue to provide our service, and, after the challenges faced this year, support like this is even more vital. We look forward to supporting all students and staff with their fundraising during the 2020/21 academic year.”
Students and staff will be working hard to raise as much money as they can for these charities. Past charities have included Mind, Exeter Food Bank and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Megan Snell, Deputy Head of Student Experience said: “As a College, we know it is essential for our students to get involved with social action events and activities and to give back to their community. Activities like this enrich our students experience at College and ensure they go above and beyond in helping others. It is also great for tutor group bonding and in helping students come together to work on a project and there’s no denying that it gets a little competitive!”
You can read more online about previous College charity activities.