College students fundraise for Anchor

Fantastic!: The students raised the money through a Pancake Sale Day and from donations.
Fantastic!: The students raised the money through a Pancake Sale Day and from donations.

Banff and Buchan College Mechanical Engineering Level 2 students raised £268 for Friends of ANCHOR charity.

Within their fundraising initiative the students organised a Pancake Sale Day and College Atrium & Canteen Table Clear.

The money raised was presented in a form of a cheque to Marie Smith who received treatment for Aplastic Anaemia in Aberdeen from the Anchor Unit over the last year.

Student Nathan Forbes of Gray & Adams said: “It’s great to combine one of our Modern Apprenticeship units with raising money for such a worthy cause. It also gives the students an appreciation of Citizenship and Employability skills which benefits them in a wider sense.”

The students would like to thank David Strachan, head of the College Catering Department for making the pancakes and everyone who supported their efforts.

Friends of ANCHOR is a charity raising money on behalf of the ANCHOR unit.

The Aberdeen and North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy (ANCHOR) unit is a fully funded NHS department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary that brings together experts and specialists nursing support to coordinate care of patients with all forms of cancer, leukaemia and benign blood disorders such as haemophilia.