Rachel's night out aids charity

Rachel Codling, who is studying English literature with media, communication and cultural studies at Newcastle University, held a fundraising night that raised more than £400 for a children’s charity last month.

She was able to do this through the Career Development Module that is available through the Careers Service as a 20-credit module. It enables you to use your work experience, part-time job or volunteer work to count towards your degree!

As part of the module, Rachel organised the pub quiz and entertainments evening at Harton and Westoe Miners’ Welfare in Low Lane, South Shields for Comrades Of Children Overseas (COCO), set up by former Olympic athlete Steve Cram in 2000.

She said: “I feel very proud of myself for what I have achieved. Running this fundraising event was a great experience, and I would like to thank everyone for their support."

COCO fundraising manager Laura Elliott said: “I am really impressed with the efforts of Rachel. She has been a fantastic advocate of COCO, and she should be very proud of the amount she has raised."

Rachel's event and achievements gained local press coverage with the Shields Gazette - read the full article here.

Rachel's contribution is just one example of what you can do through the Career Development Module which includes the following:

published on: 20th April 2012