Fund gets a lift

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CAKES, car washes and a soaking in the stocks were among the fund-raisers held by students in aid of a rescue team.

First-years on the uniformed services course at East Durham College, in Peterlee, held the events alongside tutors for the Great North Air Ambulance, raising £244 for the charity.

Course leader Gill Draper said: “I am extremely proud of the dedication and effort that the students have put into the fund-raising task.

“The students are in the middle of a unit about team work and leadership and need to be able to display both in a team challenge.

“After a discussion with the group they felt they would like to arrange their task for the benefit of the air ambulance.

“This is a fantastic charity that needs constant support and funding.

“None of us know if we will ever need their services, but it is reassuring to know that the aircrafts are available for those who need them.”