Posted 2 June 2006
STUDENTS and staff at Harper Adams University College joined forces to raise more than £1,000 for the Herceptin Appeal.
A coffee morning, plant sale and a blind date raised £1,088 through the Harper Herceptin Appeal, in association with the Herceptin 4 Shropshire Now Campaign.
The coffee morning and raffle, which was supported by 60 people from the local community, lecturers and students from Harper Adams, on Wednesday May 17, raised £350.
This was followed by staff member, Nicky Hunter, who swapped her lesson notes for gardening gloves for a plant sale at the university college. Other members of staff stocked up on their tomato plants, courgettes and cucumber plants - raising a further £85.
Then as the sun went down, the main bar at Harper Adams was transformed into the set of blind date and surprise student contestants where battling it out for a night to remember. The winners of the blind date will be indulging in a meal for 2, kindly donated by The Fox Pub at Chetwynd Aston.
Those unlucky enough not to be picked were able to buy kisses from two students raising money – picking up £100 for the charity.
Oliver Muntz, one of the organisers, said: “The grand total raised by this appeal was £1088 which has all been due to everybody’s generosity and the understanding of this worthwhile cause.
“The whole group would like to thank everybody involved and for the great support received in making this event a true success.
“On Monday May 22, Central Square nightclub in Newport donated £1 per entry to the Herceptin Appeal which gathered £310 to add to the funds and Ridgeway Association in High Ercall held a private coffee morning raising £85, which was greatly appreciated.
“We all now hope that this drug Herceptin will be readily available to help save lives of those people in desperate need.”