Workstart raise hundreds for good causes
Workstart students based at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus have raised £900 for two very worthy charities.
Bliss Scotland and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity were each presented with £450 on Friday 9 June, by the 16 students who had among other traditional fundraising efforts, walked eight and a half miles in a sponsored walk from the Kelpies to the Falkirk wheel and back.
Sherril Wright a Volunteer for Bliss – a charity who support families of premature babies and infants with additional needs – said:
“This is an amazing donation and I am so proud of all the students who have raised money. My own two -year-old daughter Anya has additional needs and I know first-hand just how much good work Bliss do. This money will be put to very good use indeed.”
Kirsten Sinclair, Director of Fundraising at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said:
“We are incredibly grateful for this very generous donation which will help us make a difference to the lives of our young patients and their families at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital. We would like to thank all of the students involved for their generosity and brilliant fundraising efforts – their support is greatly appreciated.”
Access and progression Lecturer Allister Honeyman, said:
“My fellow lecturer Ruth Davis and I have been over the moon with how our students have raised the money. They chose the charities themselves and it is fantastic that they have raised awareness of these two great causes through their efforts.”