Students from the Foundation Studies department at Saltash College recently organised a Playstation Tournament, and raised £62.50 for the charity S.I.L.A (Sarcoidosis & Interstitial Lung Association).
Student, David Turner explains why the group decided to raise money for S.I.L.A, "One of my friends in our tutor group, Leigh Jeffery, has sarcoidosis. He is a very kind person who is polite and willing to do stuff to make his life normal."
Sarcoidosis is a bit of a medical mystery. It can attack any organ of the body and in any location e.g. skin, liver, lymph glands, spleen, eyes etc. It is found most frequently in the lungs (90% of cases). Pulmonaray Sarcoidosis can cause loss of lung volume.
In a letter, Heather Walker, Secretary of SILA said, "I was so pleased to receive the cheque. Please accept the sincere thanks of all at SILA for this splendid effort."