Issue 14
Monday, 28 August 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
(From left) Student Recruitment and Events Officer Irta Rachman, Student Ambassadors Nadia Craven and Patrick Chin, and Student Recruitment and Events Manager Marissa Briston. Photo: Julianne Osborne
(From left) Student Recruitment and Events Officer Irta Rachman, Student Ambassadors Nadia Craven and Patrick Chin, and Student Recruitment and Events Manager Marissa Briston. Photo: Julianne Osborne

Students awarded for Leukaemia fundraiser

Students who raised almost $2000 to help Northern Territorians beat blood cancer were acknowledged during National Student Volunteer Week.

Student Ambassadors Nadia Craven and Patrick Chin accepted the Outstanding Fundraising Achievement Award, on behalf of their team, from Leukaemia Foundation regional manager Kon Vatskalis, at the “Hands Up” volunteer expo on Casuarina campus. 

Patrick said the students wanted to raise awareness about the Leukaemia Foundation and support people suffering from the disease, and to highlight the importance of CDU students volunteering in the community.

The Leukaemia Foundation funds research, accommodation and support services for people with the disease, including transport to and from medical appointments for tests and treatment.

Mr Vatskalis said he was impressed with the students’ fundraising efforts, convincing peers and staff at the university to colour their hair, as part of the annual “World’s Greatest Shave” earlier this year.

“We believe it’s important to engage with university students – they are the next generation of researchers,” he said.