• Guildford College of Law Staff Smash Fundraising Target for Breast Cancer Charity

    5 July 2010


    Staff at The College of Law in Guildford, who have been raising funds for a charity which supported a colleague during treatment for breast cancer, have more than doubled their target figure.

    They have raised over £10,250 for Breast Cancer Care, smashing their original £5,000 goal. They achieved this through a variety of methods, including taking part in a sponsored walk and delivering law seminars for the local legal community on the planning system and recent contentious probate cases. 

    The team from The College of Law in Guildford take a well-deserved breather after completing the 20-mile Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Breast Cancer Care
    The team from The College of Law in Guildford take a well-deserved breather after completing the 20-mile Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Breast Cancer Care

    They also organised raffles, cake sales, a coffee morning for local residents and a series of quiz nights, one of which was held in association with Surrey Law Society.

    Their fundraising efforts came after tutor Janice Collino recently successfully completed six months of treatment for breast cancer during which time Breast Cancer Care gave her invaluable information and support.

    Janice said: “The team is absolutely delighted to have raised so much for a charity that helps so many women affected by breast cancer, and we are most grateful to colleagues, students and local businesses who have generously contributed to this cause and enabled us to achieve such a fantastic result.”

    Janice was joined by fifteen of her colleagues on the 20-mile Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Breast Cancer Care at Petworth House, West Sussex on May 8.

    One in nine women in the UK will suffer from breast cancer at some point in their lives, and in 2006 alone more than 45,500 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, around 125 women every day. Not only women suffer from breast cancer – around 300 men are diagnosed with it every year. The incidence of breast cancer has increased by 84 per cent since records began in the UK in 1971.

    If you wish to donate to the team on behalf of Breast Cancer Care, please visit the College of Law - Guildford's JustGiving page. All donations will be paid to Breast Cancer Care.

    Further information

    Contact Lucy Wray, Press Officer, The College of Law on 01483 216072 (lucy.wray@lawcol.co.uk).