Team raises hundreds of pounds for cancer charity

Students from Portsmouth University are helping to promote breast cancer awareness among fellow students during Breast Cancer Awareness month. (left to right), Alice Turner, Lizzie Inglis and Elly Grantham.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (133025-3)
Students from Portsmouth University are helping to promote breast cancer awareness among fellow students during Breast Cancer Awareness month. (left to right), Alice Turner, Lizzie Inglis and Elly Grantham.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (133025-3)

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A GROUP of university students has raised hundreds of pounds for a breast cancer charity.

The University of Portsmouth’s Boob Team held a series of fundraisers, from cake sales to hitting the nightclubs to collect cash.

So far, they have managed to raise more than £300 for Coppafeel! – a national organisation that gets people to check their breasts.

Elly Grantham, the leader of the Portsmouth team said: ‘Fundraising so far this year has been great. During Boob Week, we had two bake sales which were very fun and successful. We held one in the Richmond building and one in the Park building.

‘Several volunteers baked us cakes and we raised over £170 across two sales.

‘Then on the Friday, we had an interview with the TV channel at the university, which will be shown on the big screen in Guildhall square tomorrow at 12pm so we are really excited about that.

‘We want to raise awareness but also raise money so we’re thinking of different ways to do this.’

But the team also targeted the club scene to get their message known.

The group has more planned though which they are looking forward to.

Elly added: ‘We have a lot more planned before the end of term, so watch this space.’