Devon Air Ambulance Trust has received a check worth more than £21,000, which was raised by students and staff at Exeter College. The college has broken a record as this is the most that has ever been raised for a college charity. They also managed to exceed their target to raise funds for their local air ambulance service.
Fundraising Target Exceeded by Exeter College
The staff and students at Exeter College had initially set a goal to raise at least £15,000 for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. They began their efforts from September 2016, during which the entire college participated in organizing a wide variety of events. They were able to raise funds through the annual Festival of Carols in addition to traditional fundraising activities such as bake sales and fairs.
In addition to this, they also took on cycle challenges and sponsored skydives all in an attempt to help raise funds for their local air ambulance service. The Exeter College Student Representative Committee played a huge role in organizing the fundraising events. The SRC comprises of students who have been elected as representatives of their student body. As a result of their efforts, they have managed to raise a total of £21,313.
Cheque Presented to Air Ambulance Service
The Exeter College student and staff recently presented the cheque to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. According to the college’s Principal and Chief Execute John Laramy, this achievement proves how students at their college possess outstanding values and qualities. He also mentioned how these students have set a high bar for the next year.
Next year, Exeter College will be raising funds for another charity and has selected Mind as their chosen charity through popular vote. Mind is a charity that provides advice and support for those who are experiencing mental health issues.