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Ayrshire College students donate to Glasgow children’s hospital

Ayrshire College students donate to Glasgow children’s hospital

Kilwinning students at Ayrshire College have raised a significant amount of money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Over £200 was collected by students on the Connect to Careers course as part of their Enterprise Unit.

Connect to Careers is a course at Ayrshire College that prepares young people for life after school by teaching them the necessary skills required for the workplace.

The students delivered the £209.59 donation - which they raised through a series of bucket collections - in person. They visited the charity at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow last week and had the chance to see first-hand the difference their donation will make.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is able to fund a range of projects and services to help care for Scotland’s children including enhanced medical equipment, family support services, research and hospital play programmes.

Kirsten Sinclair, Director of Fundraising at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the students at Ayrshire College for this very generous donation, which will help us to ensure that our young patients and their families at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital receive the best possible care.”

The charity took the group on a tour of their facilities, which includes their state-of-the-art MediCinema which can transform a child’s hospital stay from a dull, monotonous experience to something exciting.

Amy Henson, Access & Inclusion lecturer at Ayrshire College, said “The students were keen to support Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. We were impressed with the welcoming ethos of the children’s hospital and were delighted to see the money that we managed to raise would be going to a very worthy cause.”

19 May 2017

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