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News: Stu­dents choose Teenage Can­cer Trust as their Char­i­ty of the Year

Charity Of The Year

We began this term and aca­d­e­m­ic year with a series of Wel­come Events held across cam­pus­es for our new and return­ing stu­dents. A key part of these events and stalls was to pro­mote democ­ra­cy by encour­ag­ing every stu­dent the Well­be­ing Team met, to have their demo­c­ra­t­ic say and vote for the College’s first ever Char­i­ty of the Year. 

Stu­dent Coun­cil pro­duced the short­list, look­ing at char­i­ties that mat­ter par­tic­u­lar­ly to young peo­ple and cov­er a range of dif­fer­ent projects and aims, whilst con­sid­er­ing local char­i­ties too. 

It was a tough deci­sion to make with 4 wor­thy char­i­ties nom­i­nat­ed, who all doing amaz­ing work for young peo­ple in Not­ting­ham. The four nom­i­nat­ed char­i­ties were Frame­work, Not­ting­ham Woman’s Cen­tre, Tomor­row Project and Teenage Can­cer Trust. 

The out­come of the vote was heav­i­ly in favour of Teenage Can­cer Trust. This is now the char­i­ty that through­out the next few months both stu­dents and staff will be fundrais­ing for, along­side nation­al fundrais­ing cal­en­dar days such as Chil­dren in Need and Christ­mas Jumper Day.

A new vote will take place next aca­d­e­m­ic year. 

Of being announced as the char­i­ty of the year At Teenage Can­cer Trust say:

Every day in the UK sev­en young peo­ple between the ages 13 – 24 hear the words you have can­cer”. They will each need spe­cialised nurs­ing care and sup­port to get them through it. We’re the only UK char­i­ty ded­i­cat­ed to meet­ing this vital need. Right now, for every young per­son we reach there is anoth­er we can’t, we won’t sit back and accept that, we receive NO gov­ern­ment fund­ing, there­fore Not­ting­ham College’s fundrais­ing is cru­cial to help us reach every­one who needs us. 

We’re there at every stage, from diag­no­sis through treat­ment and after. We pro­vide world-class can­cer-care and sup­port in spe­cial­ist-units, local hos­pi­tals and in homes across the UK. Not­ting­ham City-Hog­a­rth Ward and QMC-Not­ting­ham are your near­est Teenage Can­cer Trust Units. 

Young peo­ple are at the heart of every­thing we do and with the sup­port of Not­ting­ham Col­lege we can ensure NO young per­son faces can­cer alone”

You can find out more about the char­i­ty, their work and their cam­paigns here and on YouTube.

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  • 19th November 2021 (1:56 PM)
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