SOCIAL care students at a Scarborough college have given a much-needed boost to a locally run charity.
As part of its annual fundraiser, the students at Yorkshire Coast College rallied together to raise more than £600 for Scarborough Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Fund after the charity’s secretary Susan Tattersall gave talks to the class.
Mrs Tattersall, whose daughter Ellie suffers from the condition, has been working with the college’s social care students for a number of years, and said it has become a vital source of income for the charity.
She said: “I go in and give a talk about cystic fibrosis and its consequences, in return, each year Wendy Burrell gets her girls to raise money and they have a competition to see if they can beat last year.
“They smashed it this year, which is very lucky as funds are at an all-time low.
“It’s always interesting and it’s also about getting the word out there; they always want to help and show interest. Wendy has become a good friend and we’ve come to rely on their funding, it’s invaluable.
“We’ll use it to buy sports equipment for children, dance and riding lessons, new bikes, and trampoline. If the children can be kept fit, it prolongs their life.
“We’ve helped around 20 children and spent about £10,000 in the last 10 years.”
Anyone who is interested in supporting Scarborough Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Fund can call Susan on (01723) 863456.