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President praises generous donation

27 June 2013

Rachel Atkinson

Royal College of Nursing delighted with School of Health’s fundraising efforts

Pictured below: L-r Students Roz Hargreaves, Babylyn Williamson, Melanie Clapham, Dean of School of Health Nigel Harrison, Senior Lecturer Sabina Sattar, student Matthew Starr, Royal College of Nursing President Andrea Spyropulous and School rep Laura Thornton.

A dedicated group of students and staff from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been praised for their fundraising efforts by the president of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

On visiting the University earlier this week to accept a cheque for £1,380, Andrea Spyropulous thanked the School of Health for being the RCN Benevolent Fund’s top fundraisers to date.

Generous staff and students took part in a day of fundraising which included a bake sale, tombola, text book sale and quiz. It was part of the Annual Nurses’ Day event on 8 May. A comedy night, supported by Patrick Monahan, took place on 7 May and together they raised a total of £1,065 for the RCN Benevolent Fund. To boost funds undergraduate Roz Hargreaves raised £315 after completing the BUPA Manchester 10K.

“We’re delighted to be able to contribute £1,380 to such a worthy cause as the RCN. The students and staff have a real affinity to a charity which affects nurses in their working life.”

UCLan raise money for Royal College of Nursing

RCN President Andrea Spyropulous said: “I’m really, really impressed with the efforts of everyone involved in raising this money. To take the time is truly phenomenal at a time when student nurses are working so hard in a very tough profession. UCLan’s enthusiasm and commitment is very much appreciated.”

Organiser Sabina Sattar, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health, added: “We’re delighted to be able to contribute £1,380 to such a worthy cause as the RCN. The students and staff have a real affinity to a charity which affects nurses in their working life.”

The charitable donations did not stop at the RCN. The Florence Nightingale Fund received £300 from UCLan and a selection of staff and students were invited to a commemorative service at Westminster Abbey in recognition of the University’s support.