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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Plumbing students raise money for charity with ping-pong-a-thon (News piece for The Herald).

Words originally for Plymouth daily newspaper The Herald, completed on a week of work experience in December, yet to be published.

PLUMBING students from a college in Saltash have swapped spanners for paddles, taking part in a sponsored 'Ping-Pong-a-thon' to raise money for charity.

The group of Level 2 students fromCornwall College organised the event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, paying to take part in the three hour table tennis tournament and collecting sponsorship from their peers.

The tournament took part in the K3 Young People’s Centre - at the college’s Church Road campus - and extra funds were raised by K3 staff who donated 25p for each hot drink sold during the event.

36 students and a number of members of staff took part, raising almost £100 in total.
Dave Seccombe, plumbing lecturer at the college, said: “It’s great to see all the students thinking of others at this time of year and I commend their efforts,” and the principal of the college, Dave Linnell, also commended the group.

Fundraising manager for Macmillan Cornwall & Devon said: “It is very gratifying to see that young, healthy students such as those involved in the Ping-Pong-a-thon recognise the impact cancer can have on people of all ages and levels of fitness by supporting us today.

“Without the help of people like this Macmillan Cancer Support would not be able to do the work it does.”

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