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Policing students donate to local hospital and charity in Goulburn


Thursday, 6 Sep 2018

* Policing students raise $3,000 charity donation

* Goulburn’s ‘Angels For The Forgotten’ and Goulburn Base Hospital benefit

Donations by students in the Charles Sturt University (CSU) School of Policing Studies at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn have made a local charity and hospital very happy.

Student liaison officer (Engagement and Appeals) in the CSU Division of Student Services Ms Dee Carroll  said students at the NSW Police Academy are offered the chance to donate to a charity chosen by the Student Representative Council after consultation with the student cohort.

“During every academic session the students undertaking the Associate Degree in Policing Practice (ADPP) are enthusiastic to contribute to the local community where they are living and learning.

“During the previous session (May to August 2018), the students chose two worthy recipients.

“The students collected and purchased warm clothing and non-perishable foods for ‘Angels For The Forgotten’ in Goulburn, and made a sizeable cash donation to the paediatric ward at Goulburn Base Hospital.

“The total funds raised during the session came to the amount of $3,003. This is an amazing effort, and we are very proud of the students here at the NSW Police Academy for their generosity and community spirit.”

The goods donated to the Angels For The Forgotten came to a total value of $1,163.

Ms Melina Skidmore from Angels For The Forgotten was overwhelmed by the response from the students and said, “This time of year was perfect to receive a donation of this size and it is very much appreciated”.

Student representatives and the principal of the Academy presented a cheque for $1,840 to staff at the hospital for use in the paediatric ward.

The General Manager of Goulburn Base Hospital Mr Denis Thomas was invited to attend the student dinner to receive the official cheque. He thanked the students for their generosity and said the donation will be used to buy bravery awards for the children in the paediatric ward.

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Top photo: Policing students and staff with goods donated and Ms Melina Skidmore (centre, front) from Angels For The Forgotten.

Lower photo: Policing students and staff present the cheque to Goulburn Base Hospital general manager Mr Denis Thomas (at right).

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