19 Dec 2017

A Cornish student has spoken volumes about a brain tumour charity through the power of silence.

Media student at Cornwall College St Austell, Ella-Rose, alongside her friends Paige and Jasmin, took part in a day-long sponsored silence for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Ella-Rose described herself as a bit of a “chatterbox”, so it was “quite a tricky challenge for her to be silent for the day”, but she wanted to raise money for the charity that was instrumental in her mum’s battle with a tumour.

“It has been over a year now since mum had her tumour removed and she’s still with us happy, laughing and telling us all what to do,” she explained. 

“So I wanted to celebrate the fact that she is still here and to share with others that not everyone’s story means the end.”

The campaign saw Ella-rose, Paige Swain and Jasmin Seavers embrace a sponsored silence while they were at College. Walking round the campus with white boards and armed with a sponsor sheet they targeted their fellow students for sponsorship money.

Personal Learning Advisor, Kirsty Cheeseman said how “inspiring” it was to see a student take such ownership of a fundraising campaign like this.

“She did this off her own back with no staff input, it really was a positive way to celebrate the anniversary and I’m really proud of what she achieved,” she added.

The sponsored silence and a raffle held on the last week of term meant that Ella-Rose and her friends managed to raise nearly £300 for the charity.

The Just Giving page is still open for donations at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ella-rose-mulcare

For more information on the range of Media courses available across The Cornwall College Group visit www.cornwall.ac.uk or call 0330 123 2523.



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