Students get hands dirty for CANSA

2017-03-08 13:05
Varisty College’s VC Cares and SLB members who went all-out for CANSA are, at the back, from left, Josh Kilgour, Kaylyn Truter, Nicole Stafford, Chelsea Harty, Marelize Lessing, Courteney Schmidt and Abongile Sola and in front, from left, Zipho Mbuqe and Yonela Mabi.Photo:SUPPLIED

Varisty College’s VC Cares and SLB members who went all-out for CANSA are, at the back, from left, Josh Kilgour, Kaylyn Truter, Nicole Stafford, Chelsea Harty, Marelize Lessing, Courteney Schmidt and Abongile Sola and in front, from left, Zipho Mbuqe and Yonela Mabi.Photo:SUPPLIED

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UNCONTAINED excitement filled the atmosphere at Varsity College Port Elizabeth last Wednesday when they hosted a CANSA Shavathon.

The event saw both staff and students get their hands dirty to raise awareness and support for CANSA. They raised a total of R1 000.

The CANSA Shavathon is a joint initiative between two of Varsity College’s student committees, namely VC Cares (Varsity College’s student volunteer body) and the Student Liaison Body (SLB).

“We are all in this together, which is why, during March, awareness is being created on not only the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle, but also to bring hope and encouragement to those who are battling cancer. We also wanted to show our support for our fellow students and friends who have lost loved ones to cancer,” said Jaci Howell, Student Relations Manager at Varsity College Port Elizabeth.

“The CANSA Shavathon we hosted was loads of fun and a good day to raise awareness for all the fighters, warriors and those affected by cancer,” said first-year IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase student, Chelsea Harty.

Chairperson of the Student Liaison Body, Josh Kilgour, a third-year IIE Bachelor of Commerce student, said, “The energy and teamwork between VC Cares and the SLB were awesome and made for a successful Shavathon. The turnout was great and the afternoon certainly filled with tons of fun and laughter all around. ” – REPORTER

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