On 23rd April, FdA Event Management Students held a St. George’s Fun Day to raise funds and awareness for CRY. The fun included games and prizes, ‘soak the tutor’, a barbecue, music, cakes, raffle prizes and more; successfully raising a donation of £366.66.
The students, who were in their second year of studying at Cornwall College Camborne for the Event Management foundation degree (awarded by Plymouth University), planned and hosted the event after a unanimous decision to support the charity.
Gail Angove, one of the tutors who volunteered to be soaked, said: “Being in the stocks was very invigorating and I actually enjoyed it. The students have shown fantastic teamwork and it’s been a great event, so I’m really pleased with their efforts.”
Sylvia Pezzack, Fundraising Representative for CRY in West Cornwall, was invited to the event by the students. Sylvia said: “I’m really pleased to be here and I think it’s marvellous that the students organised something like this to help raise awareness of such an important issue. Now we can hopefully bring a screening unit to Camborne later this year, to try and save more lives, so I’d like to thank the students for all their hard work.”