Boston College students collect funds for Royal British Legion
UNIFORMED public service students have been taking time out of their studies to volunteer for a cause close to their hearts.
The Boston College students took to the streets and collected funds for the Royal British Legion. The charity helps ex-service personnel and their dependants, by providing practical, emotional and financial support. They raised £1,275.28.
A RBL spokesman said: “As our members find that collecting street by street, standing in the town centre and even to sit for several hours in a draughty supermarket entrance is gradually becoming impossible for them, due to age or infirmity, we need the youngsters such as college students to help as much as they possibly can.
“We certainly would not be able to raise the money so desperately needed by our ex-service personnel and their dependants without the students’ help and hope that we can count on their help against next year. Once again, thank you so much.”
As well as raising money, the students also spread community spirit by volunteering in the local charity shops in Boston town centre. Some of the students involved volunteered for up to 30 hours within the local community.
The volunteering was not only a benefit for the local community and charities, but also the students involved, who experienced a rewarding use of their time and effort for excellent causes.
Chris Spencer, Boston College uniformed public services lecturer added: “Local community volunteering will continue to be an important part of the National Diploma course and Boston College wishes to thank the organisations that made it possible.”