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Midsoc launches fundraiser in memory of CCCU student

CCSU’s Midwifery Society will be hosting a fundraising event in honour of Lucy Bannister who sadly passed away from cancer last year. 

Lucy Bannister was a student midwife from Canterbury Christ Church. She battled with bowel cancer and died October 2017 at the age of 35.

She was also an avid fundraiser, raising thousands of pounds for Macmillan Nurses, Race for Life and You Can Charity. Lucy also established the ‘Buddy Scheme’ which provides support her fellow students to follow their dreams.

Midwifery Society (MidSoc) have set up ‘The Lucy Bannister Fund’ to keep Lucy’s memory alive, as well as help students in their journey in becoming a midwife.

‘The Lucy Bannister Fund’ was set up by CCSU’s Midwifery Society

MidSoc said: “Fundraising is a significant part of MidSoc and this year we have set up The Lucy Bannister Fund in honour of an incredible young aspiring student midwife who sadly passed away last year after a courageous battle with cancer.

“The aim of the fund is to not only keep the memory of Lucy alive but to inspire and enable student midwives with opportunities to travel abroad for elective placements. ”

The annual ‘Bannisters Ball’ will take place on November 17 at Westgate Hall. There will be a special show from the Musical Theatre Performance Society as well as a raffle draw.

All proceeds from the event will go towards ‘The Lucy Bannister Fund’.

“The very essence of the MidSoc is to bring people together and with each year that passes we hope to continue growing.”

The Midwifery Society is currently the biggest society at Christ Church Students’ Union with 158 members.

MidSoc added: “This year the Midwifery Society, ‘MidSoc’ celebrated its 4th birthday, the society was set up to bring together student midwives across both campuses together and install a community to be proud of.

“As a committee we work hard to offer a variety of study days to members and non-members alike ranging from water birth to suturing plus an annual conference each year.”

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Claisse Opulencia

Editor-in-Chief of Unified. Claisse is a third year multimedia journalism student at CCCU. Amnesty Media Award Finalist 2018, IRN Awards Runner-up 2018 and nominated for two SPA Awards 2018.

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