Animal fundraising result

Animal fundraising result

Bricklaying student Fern Arnold has raised £125 from a charity bike ride to help animal homes stay afloat during the Covid-19 crisis.

The plucky student took to her bike around the roving hills of Derbyshire, often in poor weather conditions, to raise cash for animals in need via a JustGiving Page.

Beneficiaries presented with the cash were Dove Cat Rescue Sanctuary and Dogs Trust, which has centres across the country, including Denton in Tameside.

Fern was recognised for her efforts in the annual Stockport College FE Student Awards at a virtual ceremony in July.

She said: “I am very happy and pleased I have done this well. It was very unexpected! I have loved doing this, and knowing I'm giving back!

As well as raising money for charity, Fern has been a student representative for the Construction Department, supporting her peers and advocating for her fellow learners.

Jack Johnstone, Regional Manager at Dogs Trust in Manchester, said: “We are extremely grateful to Fern for this gesture in these uncertain times – and to the overwhelming number of people who have offered their kindness and support for the dogs in our care. Without you we wouldn’t be able to do our vital work.

“These are challenging times for everyone, and while we are coping well, we do expect in the coming weeks there will be an increased demand for our services. The money raised by Fern and through our incredible Dogs Trust supporters will go a long way to helping us limit the impact of this crisis on dog welfare.”

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