Andover College Business students raise money in memory of much missed friend
Andover College Students, Adam and Calvin, have hosted a variety of events throughout the year to raise an outstanding £3,043.08 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Mentored by their Business Lecturer, Hannah, the students have hosted a charity quiz night, a music gig, raffle, cake sales and a sky dive.
The caring students were keen to raise money in memory of their close friend, Mollie, who passed away in 2018 from Cystic Fibrosis. They have raised the money to help the charity to continue to change lives of patients and their families who live with Cystic Fibrosis.
Andover College students hosted a quiz and curry night where they raised £1260. They then continued their efforts through various events, including a gig at the Andover Central Club which raised over £1000, cake sales and a raffle. They have most recently completed a sky dive at GoSkyDive in Salisbury, which raised £755.06.
Adam, who studied Business, and Financial Studies at Andover College, said: “The aim was to raise as much money as we could for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and allow patients and their families to have the best care and support they need. This amount has surpassed what we hoped to raise and is going to have an extraordinary impact on the Trust and patients. I want to say thank you to anyone who donated to the trust, to all the businesses and people who donated prizes for the quiz night and spectators who came to support the sky dive, this means so much to me and shows how strong Mo’s legacy is.”
Hannah, Business Lecturer, said: “I am so lucky to have the career that I do, getting to meet so many different students from all walks of life, really makes me love this profession! Over the past few years I have learnt to embrace life and experiences due to meeting an amazing young lady who walked into my classroom in 2015. Mollie was a dedicated student who had the thirst to achieve at everything she did, regardless of the disease. She oozed a passion for learning and made the most of every day, I have many fond memories of her. She is sorely missed and a student who will forever be in my heart.”
They are hoping to carry on their fundraising challenges next year to continue raising money for this amazing charity, with the hope being for Adam to take part in the London Marathon. Watch this space!