Seevic students raise £300 for Lucy’s wheelchair appeal

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

 151007 Molly WheelchairStudents at the College heard about Lucy, 21, from Benfleet, and her appeal through local news coverage and decided to organise a sponsored walk along Canvey Island’s sea wall.

 Around 80 students took part in the walk on Friday 11 September, before presenting Lucy with a cheque at the College on Wednesday 30 September. Students and staff are now organising a new charity Christmas Market at the College in December to raise more money for Lucy. Janet Perry, Personalised Pathways Tutor said “this will be Lucy’s own Christmas market and we are excited for the event to take place”.

 The Christmas Market will see refreshments provided by hospitality students, products on sale from business and enterprise groups and a display from performing arts students. All funds which are raised will go to Lucy’s cause.

 Lucy is currently training her Cocker Spaniel, Molly, to be a fully qualified support dog. Lucy said “Molly gives me confidence and helps me to complete various activities.“Molly picks up any items which I drop, brings me the post, helps me get dressed, she even helps with the washing as well as all this Molly knows when something is wrong and will always go and get help when I need it.”

 As well as Lucy raising money for her wheelchair appeal she is also helping many other charities to raise money and helping to volunteer at any moment possible.Lucy said “Charity is very important so I currently work with five main different charities: Together with short lives, Dreams come true, PORT, Scope and ICPCN.”

Lucy needs to raise a further £3000 to pay for the chair. To donate visit www.gofundme.com/lucyschairappeal

The College’s first Open Evening of 2015-16 will take place on Tuesday 6 October, 6-9pm.

 Visitors who pre-register at www.seevic-college.ac.uk will be entered in to a competition to win a number of prizes, including tickets to V Festival 2016.

 

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