Over £1200 raised for Ataxia UK

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Kind-hearted accounting students from the Coatbridge Campus have been raising funds to support their classmate in his mission to raise awareness of his condition.

Students from NQ Accounting raised £1,230 for Ataxia UK, which raises fund for medical research into finding treatments and cures for the ataxias, raise awareness, and offer support, advice and information for people living with the condition.

One of the students suffers from ataxia, which is a rare condition used to describe a group of neurological conditions that gradually attack the brain. There are many different types of ataxia that affect people in different ways – including balance, coordination and speech. Some forms of ataxia are treatable, but in most cases there is still no cure.

The students raised the incredible amount through a series of fundraising events, including a sponsored walk, a raffle with loads of great prizes (many that were donated from local businesses) and football cards.  A JustGiving page was also created, which proved to be very effective.

Lecturer Ann Calderhead said: “Thank you to all who either donated generously or took part in raising money for this very worthwhile cause.

“We look forward to handing over the donation to a representative from Ataxia in the next couple of weeks and hearing about the important work the funds will go to.”

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