Students from across Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s campuses have raised £4,676 for local mental health charities MIND. The Students Union chose Mind as the Grŵp’s charity of the year for 2017/18 and arranged numerous fundraising activities to raise the money for Mind Môn a Gwynedd, Mind Aberconwy and Mind Vale of Clwyd.

Cheque presentations took part across the college campuses with the Student Union Presidents and representatives from the Mind charities, which included £2,160 for Mind Môn a Gwynedd

Jim, from Mind Môn a Gwynedd, said: “Coleg Menai’s fundraising for Mind Môn a Gwynedd has been wonderful, and we are so grateful – £2,160 is an amazing amount of money!

“We’ve been keeping an eye on all the different fundraising activities that the Student Union has been arranging and helping out with, and it’s been great seeing everyone getting involved.

“All of the money raised for Mind Môn a Gwynedd will go back into services supporting young people in our local community, including all of Coleg Menai’s campuses. Thank you so much for all your hard work. We really appreciate it.”

Nathan Davies, Student Union President at Coleg Menai for 2017/18, said: “I’m overwhelmed that we’ve raised so much. We decided as a Student Union to support our local Mind charities as the Grŵp charity of the year for 2017/18, and we chose Mind Môn a Gwynedd for Coleg Menai as it is such a worthwhile cause.

“Mental health affects us directly as students, and it has been an honour to raise awareness of the fantastic services that Mind Môn a Gwynedd offers our students and I’m proud to have been part of the fundraising activities, especially as the money we have raised will go straight back to support more and more students at Coleg Menai.

“I’m so chuffed. I’ve had such a fantastic time as Coleg Menai’s Student Union President. It’s been great meeting so many people and getting involved in so many activities. The whole experience has developed me as a person and will definitely be beneficial for me for the future.”

Photo: Nathan Davies, Student Union President at Coleg Menai for 2017/18 presented the cheque to Jim from Mind Môn a Gwynedd.