Students ‘pink it up’ to Raise Cancer Funds

1 November 2010

Students at Ashton Sixth Form College decided to use the last day of the summer term to raise money for Breast Cancer charity Genesis UK.

“1 in 10” women are affected by Breast Cancer and Genesis are helping to make it “One in None”. The Genesis Appeal is the only charity in the UK entirely dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer.

To signify their support, students and staff had one nail painted pink…their pinkie.

Student Volunteers sold homemade cakes, pink wrist bands, pink pens, mobile phone charms and badges in order to reach their target of £750.

Citizenship group leaders Jennifer Rudd (Law) and George Bannister (Psychology) run the college Citizenship group and alongside enrichment co-ordinator Neil Farragher were instrumental in organising the event.

A number of students were also involved in the organisation and running of the event. Treasurer of the Citizenship Committee Hassan Zaffar (pictured) donned a giant pink wig for the occasion. Chloe Smith (Charity and Committee secretary), Holly Cullen and Kady Fenna were also heavily involved in the running of the event. Danielle Wilson, Sophie Artingstall, Ellie Bell, Hayley Frater, Rebecca Shepherd (with help from her Nan!) and Mary Davies were responsible for baking and selling cakes in the chaplaincy room.

The event was a huge success with the majority of staff and students choosing to wear pink for the day and donate a pound. Collection boxes are still being emptied and it looks likely the target of £750 will be exceeded.