Exeter College have announced that students and staff have voted for their 2020-2021 charity of the year.

This year, they have chosen to support two charities, Devon Air Ambulance being a local charity and national charity, Children with Cancer UK. Over the next academic year the students and staff will be working hard to raise as much money as they can for us both. They are highly experienced in organising a range of events, big and small, and working together to achieve fantastic results.

Megan Snell, Deputy Head of Student Experience said, 

As a College, we know it is essential for our students to get involved with social action events and activities and to give back to their community. Activities like this enrich our students experience at College and ensure they go above and beyond in helping others. It is also great for tutor group bonding and in helping students come together to work on a project and there's no denying that it gets a little competitive!

Tracy Owen, Fundraising Manager at Devon Air Ambulance added,

We’re incredibly grateful to have been chosen as one of Exeter College’s Charities of the Year. Being independent of Government and National Lottery funding means support from local businesses and educational institutions like Exeter College is invaluable to ensure we can continue to provide our service, and, after the challenges faced this year, support like this is even more vital. We look forward to supporting all students and staff with their fundraising during 2020/1 academic year.

We have faced a number of challenges in light of the pandemic but throughout this period, have continued to provide our life saving service to the people of Devon when they need it most. It is the ongoing support received from schools & colleges, local communities, businesses and friends that have helped us to make this possible.

A big thanks to our incredible supporters who work hard to help keep our air ambulances flying. Are you a business who'd like to lend your support or a community group that has a great idea? We'd love to hear from you. Contact [email protected] to discuss your fundraiser.