Hospice at Home West Cumbria
From left to right:
Matthew Rothery (from Maryport), Caitlin Irving (from Seaton), Missy Tyson (from Whitehaven).

Students from the Degree Apprentice Council Sellafield organised and hosted a successful event in order to raise funds for Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

The event which took place at Wath Brow Hornets RLFC, Cleator Moor, included a moving and inspirational talk from Gary McKee (Marathon Man 365), who explained the highs and lows of his challenge, as well as some of the standout moments. He explained why he is so motivated to raise money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria and MacMillan Cancer Support.

Following the talk from Gary, there was a buffet, raffle, DJ and quiz and everyone had a great night. Most attendees were other degree apprentices from various degree pathways and their friends. Through the sale of event tickets and raffle tickets, the students managed to raise £1200 which will be split between Hospice at Home West Cumbria and MacMillan Cancer Support. The money has been donated through Gary’s online donation page

When speaking to the students about the event they said “We chose to support Hospice at Home West Cumbria because we all know and have seen the support and care they provide to our local community. We know the amazing work they do wouldn’t be possible without donations like ours, so we wanted to support such a brilliant local cause”.