Volleyball party and carols aid trust to boost sport

By Tim Clarke 10/02 Updated: 10/02 09:50

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STAFF and students at a city college have made an impressive start to their year-long quest to raise vital funds for a county-based charity.

Young people from Worcester College of Technology have helped to raise nearly £400 for the Joanna Brown Trust, which is the college's chosen charity of the year.

The money was collected through a Christmas Fancy Dress Volleyball Competition and the college's carol concert.

The students hope it will be the start of a successful year of fund-raising for the charity, which was set up to help young people from all backgrounds get involved in sport.

The money was handed over to Richard Brown who started the charity in memory of his late sister Joanna, who died after falling down a rock face while taking part in a 20k trek in Siberia, aged just 30.

Joanna, who was born in Malvern, was passionate about sport and was a gifted netball player and rower.

Mr Brown said: “After founding the trust it is amazing to receive the backing from an organisation as large as Worcester College of Technology. We are really grateful they have decided to back us for the forthcoming year."

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