Cardiff and Vale College students raise cash for Marie Curie

10 March 2015

Cardiff and Vale College students raise cash for Marie Curie

Horizons students at Cardiff and Vale College have raised more than £100 for Marie Curie Cancer Care to support nurses in the area.

For the last two weeks the students have been creating daffodils to raise the funds by selling them around the College. The aim was for everyone to write the names of people they knew who have had cancer on the daffodils so that a field of daffodils could be made in the Horizons department.

Lesley Sargent from Marie Curie came to CAVC to give the students a talk on the work the charity does and then Horizons student reps presented her with the £106 they had raised. The students, chose the charity because of some of their own family experiences.

Horizons student rep Chantelle Duke said: “I have family members who have cancer so I know how difficult and upsetting it can be. Lesley’s talk was really positive which helped. The money we raised is going to the nurses working in Cardiff and the Vale area to support the fabulous work that they do.”

Tutor Helen Such said: “The whole activity was such a success that we are already planning what we can do next year to double the figure raised this year by also planting daffodil bulbs around the College.”

Horizons courses at CAVC are designed for people with learning difficulties in order to give them additional support and provide opportunities for developing vocational skills in a range of areas.