Reigate College students launch campaign of support for London hospital (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Reigate College students launch campaign of support for London hospital
12:32pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Local News
A team of six Reigate College students has mounted a campaign of support for London's Royal Marsden Hospital as part of an enterprise challenge which could lead to them winning £2,000 for the cause.
The six chose to support the hospital as part of the initiative set up by Rise To to encourage students to become involved in entrepreneurial business.
Rise To supports young people to reach their full potential, improving their employability and expanding their career horizons, encouraging them to become entrepreneurs and giving them the skills to be successful. Its Enterprise Challenge for teams of young people teaches them how to run a business by giving them practical experience. The teams of up to six run a campaign to promote a cause they think deserves thanks, guided by an online training programme.
Aharona Kennedy, team leader of the Reigate College group, said: “Collectively, we have chosen to support the Royal Marsden on the ‘Thanks To’ website for the campaign. “The campaign recognises the hard work and dedication of the Royal Marsden Hospital and staff to its patients and their family and friends.” Aharona said: “The Royal Marsden Hospital goes the extra mile to ensure their patients have the best possible recovery. “The outstanding devotion of doctors, nurses and staff, along with a brand new children’s unit and their commitment to installing new medical technology, makes them one of the leading organisations in the worldwide fight against cancer. “We are very proud to support them.”
Aharona continued: “The challenge is to receive the most thank you messages on our website. “If this is achieved, £2,000 will be donated to the Royal Marsden Hospital and its cancer charity. This money will contribute towards the purchasing of latest technology for research and treatment, whilst also being spent on making the patients’ time staying at the hospital a lot more comfortable.”
The students' campaign will run until Monday, March 11.
Their campaign page can be found at: www.thanksto.com/campaign/thanksto-the-royal-marsden They have set up a facebook page, ‘ThanksTo The Royal Marsden,’ to help raise awareness of their campaign, as well as a twitter account, ‘@ThanksToTRM,’ so that they can update their progress online.
These can be found at: www.facebook.com/ThankstoTheRoyalMarsden and twitter.com/ThanksToTRM