Staff and students from the University of Central Lancashire have shown their charitable side by raising money for the Royal College of Nursing’s Benevolent Fund.
The mixture of full and part-time nursing students organised a selection of events on the Preston Campus, including a bake sale and tombola, to raise much need cash for the RCN’s charity.
They invited RCN President Cecilia Anim, who works as a sexual health nurse in London, to UCLan to accept the cheque for £650.
She said: “It has been an inspirational day for me to see student nurses raising funds to support the RCN Benevolent Fund.
“This fund helps nurses in hardship so I’m very proud of them all.”
Second year nursing student Reanne White, a Student Quality Ambassador, was one of the organisers of the fundraising activities and who enjoyed meeting the RCN President.
“Raising money for the RCN’s Benevolent Fund has been a chance to show how nurses and nursing students are caring people,” she said.
“Lots of students wanted to get involved with helping out in any way they could because they’re in a position to do good. It’s been so nice that we could meet the Cecilia and personally give her the money we have raised.”
The students also managed to collect a range of toiletries which were also donated to charity.
Karen Wright, the Head of the School of Nursing, paid tribute to staff and students for their efforts.
She added: “This event celebrates nursing in its essence. It’s everything that’s great about nursing, it’s about people coming together to bring out the best in others, and showing people that we care about going the extra mile.”