Raising Awareness and Fundraising for Cancer Charities

by Hayley Trowbridge - Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Greenbank College students make syringe bags

Staff and students at the College regularly support charities, including those that help raise awareness to cancer-related issues. Students from the Fashion & Textiles Department at Greenbank College make decorative syringe bags for cancer patients to support them in their battle. Table top sales and other fundraisers are regularly organised throughout the academic year. One of our reporters is also doing a Walk to Remember event later in the year in memory of people in their family that have passed away.

There are a lot of ways for people to raise money for cancer-related causes and to raise awareness about the condition. These are some of the events you can get involved in:

Race for Life

These are charity races. In Liverpool, there is a 5K half marathon, a 10K full marathon and a pretty muddy 5k run in Sefton Park in July. There are also more local events running in Wirral and Aintree. You can find out more by visiting the Race for Life site.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Every year, Macmillan runs a coffee morning. This year it is on the 26th September. People bake cakes and organise events were people can come, have a nibble on a little treat, drink tea and coffee…all to raise money for the Macmillan charity. Greenbank College’s very own Hairdressing Department gets involved with this event each year. You can find out more here.

Marie Curie Walk To Remember

These are organised walks were people who have lost a loved one to cancer can come together to walk and remember them. These walks help to raise funds for Marie Curie and also help the families affected by cancer. There is a walk later this year at Speke Hall. For more information, visit the Walk to Remember site.

A simple search on Google will give you loads of ideas about how you can raise awareness or money for cancer-related causes.