Seevic students raise money for Cancer Research

Friday, 10 June 2016

Students studying Business at the college in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, organised a skydive to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.

Ellis Pearce, Jonathan Mwanaka and Oluwatobi Ajala took part in the event as part of their Business Enterprise coursework which requires students to organise an event.

The trio decided on a skydive and on May 6 Ellis and Jonathan travelled to Suffolk to complete the exhilarating challenge.

Cancer Research UK Presentation 1Ellis said: “I wasn’t scared even though I am not good with heights. I was too excited – I just couldn’t wait!”

The jump raised £490 for Cancer Research UK and the students presented a cheque to the charity on Thursday, June 9.

Kim Allen, health and social care teacher at Seevic, also sits on the Cancer Research Relay for Life committee and she was joined by Linda Baldwin and Jayne Miekle to accept the donation.

Jayne said: “This money means so much. The boys have done an amazing job raising that amount of money.

“The money will go towards research and the development of cures. There is no government funding so groups of people like these young men are actually contributing to finding a cure for cancer.”

Cancer Research Relay for Life is in its eighth year and will be held at Garon Park, Southend, on July 30.

The 24-hour event sees taking turns to walk around the track for the duration of the relay.

The Business course at Seevic will see you develop the knowledge and skills needed to take part in the world of business.

To find out more about studying Business at Seevic College, go to /courses/16-19/00042-business-studies.aspx.

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