Staff, students and visitors of Lancaster & Morecambe College have raised over £780 for the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign by hosting their annual ‘Sparkle Day’.
Sparkle Day was held on 18th October, during Breast Cancer Awareness month, and all funds raised are being donated to the Breast Cancer Wear It Pink campaign.
Staff, students and visitors had the chance to partake in the popular lucky dip and face painting with plenty of cakes and sweets on sale. LMC’s hair and beauty students were also on hand to offer plenty of mini hair and beauty treatments for everybody. Staff were able to pledge an hour of their pay to the campaign and, as always, LMC Receptionists Dee and Shirley threw themselves into the fundraising with gusto, dressing up as Pink Superheroes!
This year as well as a focus on breast cancer awareness, there was also a focus on general health and lifestyle, with expert advice on hand to discuss healthy lifestyle and cancer prevention.
The College’s regular team of advisors, including Chlamydia testing and sexual health, were available to support students in gaining the knowledge needed to make healthy choices.
‘It is great to see so many students and staff getting involved and joining in the fun’ said David Wood, Principal of Lancaster & Morecambe College. ‘Events like this encourage our students to think about their own health and the contribution they can make to the community they live in.’
With £600 raised last year, and £780 raise this year, LMC have a great target to beat next year!