Durham students raise £17,000 with Duck drive

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MORE than £17,000 has been raised for good causes by university students.

Duck (Durham University Charities Kommittee) raises money for local, national and international charities.

Money raised over the past year has helped 35 organisations, including Children North East, Durham Alcohol Self- Support and Framwellgate Moor Scout Group. Duck manager Carmen O’Loughlin said: “Students have generated funds over the last year through a range of activities, from bar nights, street collections and bake sales to rag raids and expeditions to places as far as Cambodia. While we support many charities, we are also keen to support the local community and local causes. Over 74 local charities applied for the grants this year.”

Awards are to be presented to students who have shown real commitment and dedication to Duck’s fund-raising work.

As part of the Durham Students’ Union Awards Ceremony, on Palace Green on June 19, the Greatest Contribution to Charity Award and Greatest Contribution to Duck Award will be presented.