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Rachael is just champion.

A VOLUNTEER who has raised hundreds of pounds for good causes in Coventry, has been crowned 'Coventry 4 Good' champion.

Warwickshire College student, Rachael Mackintosh, raised an impressive PS232 for Voluntary Action Coventry (VAC) by organising Skank Out, a music night at The Golden Cross pub in Coventry.

To raise as much money as possible, Rachael persuaded a number of Coventry's DJs and hip-hop artists to give their time for free in aid of Coventry 4 Good, a VAC initiative.

Rachael said: "I organised Skank Out as part of my assessed work for my Business and Event Management course at college. I had to plan an event and I decided to do it as a fundraiser.

"I'm the type of person who thinks your value as a person isn't based on material things - it's about doing good.

"Everything I've done for Coventry 4 Good has been enjoyable and I've met people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds."

VAC's volunteering service supervisor, Lucy Bergonzi, said: "A huge thank you to Rachael for all her hard work. We're so grateful and we are looking forward to the next project we will do together!" Coventry 4 Good have recently opened a new grant scheme, which voluntary or community groups and other non-profit organisations based in Coventry can apply for.

The grants are available for up to PS200 and could pay for things like day trips, toys, tools and other things which could help those less fortunate. The deadline for applications is 10am on June 10. To apply, visit www.coventry4good.org.

To find out how you can become a Coventry 4 Good Volunteer, email info@coventry4good.org.

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Volunteering service supervisor at Voluntary Action Coventry, |Lucy Bergonzi with Coventry 4 Good champion Rachael Mackintosh

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
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Date:May 25, 2015
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