Stu­dent Conor’s on the ball with char­ity ef­fort

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

A teenager from R u t h e rg l e n h a s raised over £ 350 for a chil­dren’s char­ity as part of a col­lege as­sign­ment.

Conor Camp­bell ( 19), of Ci­ty­ford Cres­cent, is study­ing a HND in Media and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions at City of Glas­gow Col­lege.

As part of the graded unit exam in his course, stu­dents must choose a sec­tor of the media and cre­ate a fo­lio of work.

The for­mer Tri n i t y High pupil picked PR and advertising and de­cided to host a char­ity event in aid of Yorkhill Chil­dren’s Char­ity.

How­ever the col­lege course wasn’t the only rea­son he wanted to do some­thing for Yorkhill. He had pre­vi­ously at­tended Yorkhill when he was a child due to skin prob­lems, and wanted to give some­thing back to the char­ity who cared for him.

Conor or­gan­ised a char­ity football tour­na­ment and raf­fle at Fern­hill Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at the end of May. He de­cided to do this af­ter con­duct­ing re­search on what would be the best char­ity en­deav­our to pick.

The day was well at­tended, with Conor’s team win­ning the football tour­na­ment 5-3 on penal­ties.

The fi­nal to­tal raised was £355.

He said: “The day went re­ally well and ev­ery­thing went ac­cord­ing to plan. Ev­ery­one showed up and there was a good small crowd of friends and fam­ily there to watch.

“The weather was great and I ended up rais­ing £355 in aid of Yorkhill Chil­dren’s Char­ity.

“Also I man­aged to pass my Graded Unit through this event gain­ing my HND qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

“A big thanks to ev­ery­one who took part and do­nated.”

Well played Some of the play­ers from the char­ity football tour­na­ment. Inset, Conor Camp­bell or­gan­ised the char­ity day

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