Seevic Students row their way to raise over £300

Monday, 21 March 2016

The Student Association (SA) at Seevic College, Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, came together to organise a rowing event in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

160329-SA-chequeMade up of five Student Executive Representatives Sam Zhou, Amy Rawlings, Alex Stone, Senel Deveci and Denni Lee Hughes, the SA represents the needs and concerns of all students alongside supporting a range of local and national charities with fundraising projects around the College.

The group’s latest venture saw them organise an event for Cancer Research UK, with students competing to see who could row the furthest distance in 150 seconds.  With prizes including free gym memberships at Seevic’s Nuffield Health Gym, Amazon vouchers and cookies, there was plenty to encourage students to get involved.

Alongside the £1 entry per student, Cancer Research UK Unity Bands were also on sale for £2 helping the students to raise an outstanding £324.80 for the charity.

Jayne Meikle, Events Chair for the charity’s Southend Committee, said: “The money that Seevic College have raised will be a great contribution towards the much needed research that needs to be done in this area.”

The male who rowed the furthest was student Najee Mundicha, 17, who as well as winning the group event with his free gym membership is walking away with a £10 Amazon voucher.  Najee managed an unbeatable 800m in just 150 seconds.

Close behind Najee was SA member Sam Zhou, 18, rowing 770m in the total time. Sam was the female who covered the furthest distance and won a £10 Amazon voucher for her great cooperation.

160329-SA-cancer -daySam Zhou said: “Once we started the event loads of people got involved.  It was great to see all the other students showing interest and donating to charity.”

Alex Stone added: “As well as raising a lot of money for a great cause, the event also allowed us to build on our employability skills for the future.”

Zhou concluded: “The whole day was all about charity and on behalf of the Student Association we are really pleased with the amount we raised for Cancer Research.”

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