Students raise £269 for charity

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Banff and Buchan College Mechanical Engineering Level 2 students raised £268 for Friends of ANCHOR charity as part of their Working With Others core skill.

Within their fundraiser the students organised a Pancake Sale Day and College Atrium & Canteen Table Clear. They also took donations to raise the money. The money raised was presented to Marie Smith who received treatment for Aplastic Anaemia in Aberdeen from the Anchor Unit over the last 12 months.

Student Nathan Forbes, of Gray & Adams, said: “It’s great to combine one of our Modern Apprenticeship units with raising money for such a worthy cause. It also gives the students an appreciation of Citizenship and Employability skills which benefits them in a wider sense.”

The students would like to thank David Strachan, head of the College Catering Department for making the pancakes and everyone who supported their efforts.

Friends of ANCHOR is a registered charity raising money on behalf of the ANCHOR unit whose support are extends throughout the North East of Scotland including Orkney and Shetland. The Aberdeen and North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy (ANCHOR) unit is a fully funded NHS department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary that brings together experts and specialists nursing support to coordinate care of patients with all forms of cancer, leukaemia and benign blood disorders.