Former QAC Student raises money for the College!

We are thrilled to share that former student Conor has completed a charity hand cycle challenge and raised a fantastic £550 for QAC!

Conor and Cathryn holding a cheque

Conor, who left QAC in 2018, visited to donate £550 which he had raised through a Hand Cycle Challenge the previous week. Smashing his original target of £300, Conor raised an incredible £1,100 which he has split between Queen Alexandra College and SHINE (Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Information, Networking, Equality), two charities to which Conor has an affiliation.

3 images of Conor completing the hand cycle challenge

The idea to do a hand cycle challenge came about after he started to attend a gym to generally improve his health and wellbeing. He integrates using dumb bells and medicine balls into his fitness routine but it was the hand cycle he decided to set himself a challenge on. Conor completed a gruelling 30-minute session on the hand cycle alternating between backwards and forwards motions.

It's thanks to people like Conor that the charity is able to not only enhance the work of the College but also provide additional support and opportunities for those it works with.

Charity funding at QAC is spent on everything from activity packs for the classrooms, assisted tech to enable students’ better access to learning, wellbeing pony visits and trips out for our community and residential services groups to name just a few.

Find out more about fundraising and how you can support QAC by using this attached link.