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Students organise successful fundraising for ‘PAC’

FROME College year 10 students, Chelsea Lacey, Emily Vining and Shannon Tackle organised several fundraising events in college, including cake sales and a ‘mufti’, non-uniform day to raise money for Frome based charity PAC, Positive Action on Cancer.

The whole school took part and generously donated to the charity.

Helen Sprawson-White, fundraising assistant for PAC visited the college on Wednesday 24th June to receive the cheque for £724.90 from the three students and principal, Gavin Ball.

Helen said, “Positive Action on Cancer is a Frome based charity offering free and professional emotional support to anyone affected by cancer and life threatening illness. We receive no central government funding and rely entirely on voluntary donations, trusts and grants, so community support is vital in keeping the service going.

“Each counselling session comes at a direct cost of £33; therefore the money that Frome College raised covers the cost of 22 sessions! We currently offer around 50 sessions a week to adults and children.

“We would like to thank the college, the students who organised the fundraising as well as everyone who supported them. The money raised will make a huge difference to those who need PAC’s support at a difficult time in their lives.”

The college said, “Well done to everyone involved in the events to raise such a fantastic amount!”