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Swindon's New College staff help Prospect
12:00pm Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
STAFF at New College have raised thousands of pounds for Prospect Hospice in memory of a late colleague.
About 200 staff helped to raise £5,000 over the last year in honour of Steve Ridge, director of adult learning, who died in April 2009 after a three-year battle with bowel cancer.
Staff took part in events throughout the year to raise funds, including theatre trips, lottery, quiz nights, a giant Christmas card and raffles, which were organised by Beverley Watts and Barbara Kimber.
Beverley, who works in the repographics department at the college, said: “We are really pleased with the amount raised. We have got fantastic staff at college and that is the only reason we can raise that much.
“Prospect Hospice is a very personal choice for a lot of the staff here.”
Steve had been at the college since it opened and had many friends among the staff.
Staff at the college have raised a total of £21,444 for Prospect Hospice over the years.
For more information about Prospect Hospice or to donate visit www.prospect-hospice.net.