Date of release: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

All aboard the Wear Red for Ruby Day at the Medway CampusMore than £2,400 has been raised by staff and students at the University of Greenwich at Medway to support two-year-old Ruby Laura Young, from Rainham, and other young people suffering from Neuroblastoma – an aggressive form of childhood cancer.

Kate Southgate, the university's senior student finance manager, worked with a team of staff and student volunteers to organise a Wear Red for Ruby Day at the university's Medway Campus. This included a bake sale, competitions and an online auction.

The funds were boosted by Dr Mike McGibbon, Director of Student Experience at the university's Faculty of Engineering & Science, who completed 675 metres in a half-hour sponsored swim.

Ms Southgate says: "The support we received from staff and students to help Ruby and her family alongside the Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Alliance UK (NCCA) has been tremendous.

"My colleagues in the Faculty of Engineering & Science, Ann Whitbread, Lynn Wilson and Lorraine Barrett, were totally committed to doing all they could to raise funds and support Ruby, who has touched the hearts of the whole Medway community.

"We are also very grateful to the many local businesses and organisations that donated prizes to make our competitions and online auction such a success."

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Picture: All aboard the Wear Red for Ruby Day at the Medway Campus.