Between 2007 – 2008, Atlantic College students have raised over £2055 for the Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth; an impressive total as all fundraising activity was organised by the students in between their studying and service activity.
Second year student Nishreen Ali said: “We chose to fundraise for Marie Curie as we noticed that among all the clubs and societies at the College there isn’t one dedicated to health care and many of us have friends or family who have been affected by cancer. There are eight core members of the activity who help plan the fundraising activities throughout the year. “Along with other AC students, we have worked packing bags at Somerfield in Llantwit Major to raise money for the charity. We have also taken part in Marie Curie’s Daffodil Appeal where a group of students in fancy dress paraded up and down Cardiff’s busy Queen Street shopping area collecting funds for the Hospice.”
“Our largest fundraising activity over the year was two ‘Dance against Cancer’ nights in the Tythe Barn at St Donats Arts Centre. With the help of our fellow AC students, we organised an evening of entertainment featuring cultural dances such as Chinese, Latin, Japanese, Palestinian and Indian along with traditional dance such as ballet, hip hop and marital arts performances. Staff and students were invited to the attend and tickets were sold in aid of Marie Curie.”
– United World College Student Magazine –