Winter wonderland donation
January 28, 2014
University of Sheffield students joined forces with local residents last month to raise £1,734.16 for Cavendish Cancer Care.
Hundreds of University staff, students and local folk donated money while enjoying the festivities in a winter wonderland extravaganza, held within in the University’s award-winning Endcliffe Village.
Pat McGrath, director of accommodation and commercial services at the University of Sheffield, Ian Jones, head of accommodation services, and Elaine Harrison, project leader, visited Cavendish Cancer Care last Friday to present the cheque.
A community event is held at the University’s Endcliffe Village every December to raise money for charity.
This year’s activities included a christmas market, a visit from Santa, reindeers, festive food and drink and even an ice rink.
“We would like to express our thanks to the generosity of local residents, students, staff and everyone who attended, gave money, or volunteered their time,” said Pat McGrath. “It is down to those people that the Winter Wonderland was such a success. We are all very proud to support such a worthwhile cause that directly helps people within our local communities cope with the crippling effects of a cancer diagnosis.”
Rebecca Allinson, Chief Executive of the Charity thanked the team from accommodation and commercial services and said:
“The amazing donation of £1,800 from the Winter Wonderland event atEndcliffeVillageis extremely important to us. We are a small local charity and support like this makes a huge difference to us. Cavendish Cancer Care is a charity funded by the generosity of local people and this donation will actually allow us to be there to provide a course of support and therapy to at least 5 more families who find themselves affected by a diagnosis of cancer.”