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Coleg Gwent students raise funds for Velindre Cancer Centre

Coleg Gwent students raise funds for Velindre Cancer Centre

Students from Coleg Gwent’s Crosskeys Engineering department nailed their colours to the mast at the start of the Six Nations Rugby campaign by wearing something red to raise £180 for the Velindre Cancer Centre, inspired by a real-life battle against the disease.

Mike Gaywood, the husband of lecturer, Wilma Gaywood, at the School of Motor Vehicle Engineering, is currently undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy at the centre and her classes, led by two enthusiastic learners Bethany Jones and Aaron Baxter, are aiming to raise at least £1000 by the end of the year to support Velindre.

As well as the Wear Red Day the fund has been further boosted by Alan Royle, from Crosskeys Student Services and Matthew Andrews, Information Services Officer, at Crosskeys Campus, who between them raised a total of £153.84 when they shook collection buckets at Crosskeys Reception and T Block as well as the Newport Campuses.

And Wilma has already handed over £350 after another event - ‘Wear a Christmas Jumper day’ at the end of last year. 

Matthew is also courageously taking part in the Brighton Marathon on April 15, again in aid of this worthwhile charity. Further details can be found on his just giving page - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matt-andrews84

Wilma Gaywood said: “I am so grateful to the students for their hard work and enthusiasm in helping to support this very worthy cause. They demonstrate the values of teamwork and support that we strive to develop across all the learning experiences at Crosskeys Campus and Coleg Gwent.”

For more information about the Motor Vehicle courses at Coleg Gwent, please visit: http://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/  


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