Paedsoc takes part in helping out at the annual “Apple Day” at Burwash Manor to raise money for the Sick Children’s Trust. A day full of all things apple with apple pulping and juicing, street food, fairground rides, archery and much much more, we always get great feedback from students about how much fun they had. The event takes place at Burwash Manor which has worked with SCT for Apple Day for the past decade, and the sum raised has been rising over the years, with a total of £5,250 last year! The money raised go towards projects such as running the Acorn and Chestnut Houses for families of children treated at Addenbrooke’s. These “Home from home” facilities are free for families and fully charity funded, allowing them to stay close by to the hospital where their children are treated, as well as providing emotional and practical support.
Feedback from a member of the Cambridge Fundraising Committee for the SCT: “The medical students were a lovely bunch and were very happy to do anything they were asked to do. It was a pleasure to have them help us and we are extremely grateful for their input. It would be impossible to run the day without their help as the need for a larger number of volunteers goes up each year!”
Keep your eyes peeled near the start of Michaelmas term for details of how to be part of this great event!