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Big hearted students raise cash for charity

By WMNlynbarton  |  Posted: December 09, 2013

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Roger Auster (left) and Oli Maskrey fundraising on campus

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A superhuman effort from university students in Cornwall has seen the coffers of charities boosted by over £5,000 in the last three months.

Students from Falmouth University and the University of Exeter at the Penryn Campus raised £1,361 for Children in Need 2013, a £300 increase on last year’s total.

However, this is only the latest charitable drive under taken by the students with numerous events raising £5,104 for a wide range of local, national and international charities.

This includes the £1,386 garnered by Camborne School of Mines’ students for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal this term.

Most recently, there has been extensive fundraising for Penryn Christmas Lights Committee to help ensure the streets of the Cornish town are illuminated in the festive season in future years.

Kristy Wallace, community action coordinator for FXU, the student union, said: “We hope to beat the £12,745.51 total raised last year.”

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