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Scott’s journey to raise charity funds

23 March 2016 @TeessideUni


Chemical engineering student Scott Nielsen, who has taken a journey from Denmark to Teesside, is about to set off on a personal mission to raise charity funds.

Scott, 23, who is studying BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering at Teesside University, is running the London Marathon on April 24.

Originally from Denmark, Scott came to England with his mother in 2008, settling initially in Oxford. His desire to study chemical engineering brought him to Teesside University. He is currently on a year-long placement as part of his degree.

'When I was looking at universities I chose Teesside because of the course content and as the region has such good links with industry, which appealed to me,' said Scott.

'I was also impressed with the investment going into the University and new buildings being created on the campus and the region is so well-known for engineering and its links with industry.'

Scott, who is currently completing a year-long industrial placement at BOC Gases Ltd in Teesport, said: 'I have always had a great admiration for what hospices do, so as I have a year away from University on placement I decided to do something to help.

'By running the London Marathon I aim to raise money and awareness of the good work done at Butterwick Hospice in Stockton.

'Butterwick Hospice is currently celebrating 30 years of providing a range of supportive day services for people suffering life limiting illnesses and offers care and support to relatives too.'

Scott, who has set himself a target of raising £2,000 is now training for the marathon.

He can be sponsored his Just Giving page.