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Healthy College Week raises awareness

Published on: 15/02/2017 (4:43PM)

We held a Healthy College Week recently for Central students, to help promote a healthier lifestyle and give them healthy hints and tips. There were stalls at each of our main Centres with information on healthy eating, mental health and drug and alcohol abuse. Students got involved in a range of sporting activities too, including pedalling a smoothie bike! 

One of our Level 3 Science students made the most of Healthy College Week by hosting a stall to raise awareness of a health condition and a charity she is fundraising for. Saba Azimi used the stall to help launch a range of fundraising events to raise money for a national charity called Debra, that supports people with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a genetic skin condition which causes the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. 

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Saba at her stand during Central’s Healthy College Week

Debra provides practical and emotional support for people with EB and their families and friends, plus financial help and advice, respite breaks and information on lots of different aspects of living with EB

Imagining a child having to go through life living with this condition just breaks my heart into pieces. I felt that it's my responsibility to help Debra, even if in a small way, as it is the only charity helping patients worldwide emotionally and financially whilst also looking to find a cure.

Saba Azimi - Level 3 Science student

Saba is also planning a raffle and tombola to help the charity.