Fenland students put their minds to helping local charity

Anglia Ruskin University students present �1,816 to Peterborough and Fenland MIND.
Anglia Ruskin University students present �1,816 to Peterborough and Fenland MIND.
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A Fenland mental health charity has been given a huge boost thanks to university students.

The Peterborough and Fenland MIND charity was one of four organisations to share a total of £8,000 generated by students’ responses to satisfaction surveys at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

Each year, students are encouraged to complete four different surveys based on their university experience.

This year it was decided that, rather than offer incentives such as the opportunity to win an iPad by filling in the questionnaires, Anglia Ruskin would donate £2 to charity for every survey completed.

The four charities – Peterborough and Fenland MIND, The J’s Hospice in Chelmsford, Cambridge Rape Crisis, and Médecins Sans Frontières – were chosen by the students.

• Nicola Brennan, from MIND, is pictured receiving the charity’s share of the cash – £1,816 – from Anglia Ruskin staff and students, from left, Dr Tim Brooks, Sammi Whittaker, Ruskin the Rhino mascot, Julie Walkling and Hannah Belcher. Photo: SUPPLIED