Rachel named Volunteer of the Year at Awards Ball

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Robert Gordon University student Rachel Sanders has been named Volunteer of the Year at the university’s Achievement Awards Ball, thanks to her work with Scotland’s Health Charity, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

Rachel and her fellow students held a number of events in aid of the charity during Freshers Week last year including a slave auction which raised almost £600 and Rachel donated 700 hours of her time as a volunteer, gaining her the Students’ Association Full Scarlet Award.

Congratulating Rachel on her award, CHSS Fundraiser Heather Morrell said: “We’re immensely grateful to Rachel and her fellow students for all their efforts on our behalf.

“Our charity could not function without the wonderful contribution made by our hard working volunteers and we’re always looking for more.

“We would love to hear from anyone who has a few hours to spare to help at our upcoming Aden Bike Challenge on Sunday, June 2 or our Granite Bike Challenge on Saturday, June 15.

“Volunteers assist with tasks including registering and marshalling participants, issuing equipment, awarding certificates and they usually have as much fun on the day as the participants themselves.

“It’s a very worthwhile role and a donation of time can be just as valuable to the charity as one of money.”

If you could spare some time and would like to find out more please contact Heather Morrell at: heather.morrell@chss.org.uk or call her on 01464 829009.

Heather added: “You could help us make a real difference to the lives of people in Scotland with chest, heart and stroke illness.”