Mencap’s Big Tea Party

A Big tea party is a great way to raise awareness and support people with a learning disability and their family. At Mencap, we know there are people with a learning disability that don’t always have an opportunity to socialise. Research says almost 1 in 3 young people with a learning disability spend less than 1 hour outside their homes on a typical Saturday; we want to change this and get people with a learning disability socialising.

With support from the Centre for Violence Prevention at the University of Worcester, Mencap is proud to announce its first BIG TEA PARTY, to be held at the University of Worcester on 2 August between 10am-12pm in the Cotswold Suite.

The morning will consist of refreshments, guest appearances, quiz, selfie-corner, and an opportunity to socialise and eat cake. The event will close with a raffle, with prizes donated by a number local businesses.

 

 

Cake sale Thursday 22 June

Finance are holding a cake sale in order to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice on Thursday 22 June.

Clive, Charlie, Dave, Mark and Steve are doing the Worcestershire Way walk on Friday 23 June, https://www.strichards.org.uk/event/worcestershire-way/, covering 31 miles in a day.

We would be grateful for baked or bought contributions, as well as your financial contribution in terms of buying cakes so that we can raise money for this worthwhile cause!

The cake sale will be held in Finance, WB057, on the 22nd from 9am. So come and grab a cake or three.

If you’d like to contribute to their JustGiving page, the link is here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/UOWwalkingteam2017

Pitchcroft Parkrun Starts Saturday

A new Worcester Pitchcroft Parkrun has been initiated and developed by one of our current Sport Business Management students, Sam Payne. The run launches on Saturday 10 June 2017 at 9am, with a 8.45am meet at the grandstand

Sam first developed the idea through his second year Sponsorship & Fundraising module, and has since focused on the initiative for his Sport Development Project (IS equivalent), raising the required funding, linking local partner organisations and undertaking the time consuming and gruelling processes of application, planning and risk management procedures.

Please do attend and offer your support for this 5k event and for Sam.

If you are currently registered with parkrun then remember to bring your barcode details on the day, but if not and you would like to register to get an official time, then please visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

Superhero Challenge at Lakeside Campus

Saturday 17 June 2017, 10:00–16:00 at Lakeside Campus

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-richards-hospice-superhero-challenge-new-for-2017-tickets-30455954580?aff=UniversityofWorcester

Calling all superheroes!

There’s a superhero in all of us so if you’ve ever fancied yourself as Wolverine or Wonder Woman, then there’s a perfect challenge for you this summer!

The aptly named Superhero Challenge – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – is a 5km walk or run with a definite difference.

The event – which will take place on Saturday 17 June – will include a giant inflatable obstacle course, a foam bath, bouncy tunnels, giant hammers, UV bubble pods and a grand finale in the form of the Big Bertha Drop Slide!

Taking place at the University of Worcester Lakeside Campus in Holt, Worcester, organisers are encouraging those who are taking part to bring along a photo of their real life ‘hero’ to share on the Superhero Gallery, which will be in a prime location for all to enjoy during the day.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice said: “We would like to encourage all local superheroes to dust off their super powers and sign up to this fabulous event. We are hoping for hundreds of people to join us on the day. It’s like no other event we have ever organised and looks set to be a whole lot of fun!”

Places are limited to 50 per time slot – which are every 15 minutes between 10.00am and 4.00pm – with a minimum height restriction of 123cm; anyone 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Those with medical conditions or skin allergies are advised not to take part in the event.

Participants will pledge to raise sponsorship of £50 or more.

The event is kindly being sponsored by A44 Tyre Shop.

The registration fees are as follows :

Adult before 9 June – £30 + £2.27 admin fee;
Child before 9 June – £25 + £1.99 admin fee.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work. Find out more at www.strichards.org.uk.

For further information please call 01905 763 963 or visit strichards.org.uk/superherochallenge

Worcester 10k & Half Marathon free places

Please find attached a flyer from the Worcester Samaritans who are co-sponsors of this year’s Worcester 10k & half marathon. They have 50 free places available for runners who raise £100 or more for the charity: Worcester 10k Fun Run and half Marathon flyer

Also on the 30th May I will be running the Events of the North’s “Start Me Up” 6.5km run from the City Campus at 6.15pm. It’s aimed at anyone who may be looking to get their preparations started for this year’s 10k or half marathon.

Richard Dilworth
McClelland Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Operational Manager

Go Dad Run

As a warm up to Go Dad Run we’re asking for teams of men to join us on Friday 26 May 2017 at the Worcester Racecourse Gent’s night. Sprint along the final stretch of the racecourse exchanging your big pants, whilst the racing crowd cheer you on!
£45 per team of 3, includes entry to the racecourse and pants!
To book your team visit: https://www.strichards.org.uk/event/the-go-dad-run-big-blue-pants-relay-race/

Superhero Challenge at Lakeside Campus

Saturday 17 June 2017, 10:00–16:00 at Lakeside Campus

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-richards-hospice-superhero-challenge-new-for-2017-tickets-30455954580?aff=UniversityofWorcester

Calling all superheroes!

There’s a superhero in all of us so if you’ve ever fancied yourself as Wolverine or Wonder Woman, then there’s a perfect challenge for you this summer!

The aptly named Superhero Challenge – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – is a 5km walk or run with a definite difference.

The event – which will take place on Saturday 17 June – will include a giant inflatable obstacle course, a foam bath, bouncy tunnels, giant hammers, UV bubble pods and a grand finale in the form of the Big Bertha Drop Slide!

Taking place at the University of Worcester Lakeside Campus in Holt, Worcester, organisers are encouraging those who are taking part to bring along a photo of their real life ‘hero’ to share on the Superhero Gallery, which will be in a prime location for all to enjoy during the day.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice said: “We would like to encourage all local superheroes to dust off their super powers and sign up to this fabulous event. We are hoping for hundreds of people to join us on the day. It’s like no other event we have ever organised and looks set to be a whole lot of fun!”

Places are limited to 50 per time slot – which are every 15 minutes between 10.00am and 4.00pm – with a minimum height restriction of 123cm; anyone 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Those with medical conditions or skin allergies are advised not to take part in the event.

Participants will pledge to raise sponsorship of £50 or more.

The event is kindly being sponsored by A44 Tyre Shop.

The registration fees are as follows :

Adult before 9 June – £30 + £2.27 admin fee;
Child before 9 June – £25 + £1.99 admin fee.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work. Find out more at www.strichards.org.uk.

For further information please call 01905 763 963 or visit strichards.org.uk/superherochallenge

The Psychology Society are hosting a Charity Car Wash to raise money for the Mental Health Charity SANE!

This event will be running Thursday 27 April from 9am to 5pm at Worcester Arena in the rear Car Park. Minimum donation of £2

The event is being run as a Thank You to SANE for providing these workshops. Should you feel you know a group who would be interested in or benefit from these workshops please do get in contact and I will be happy to arrange one – Please see the details below.

SANE have provided some workshops to students. SANE’s unique workshop tackles common educational gaps in mental health head on. You will explore the difference between the stigmatisation and actuality of various mental illnesses, and begin to understand the symptoms of common mental illnesses in the same way that you know the symptoms of physical illnesses. In this way, SANE’s Black Dog Campaign team hope to create an atmosphere of acceptance and awareness that will see more individuals seeking support, and more friends helping those individuals.

Ensuring educated attitudes towards mental health in universities is a more pressing issue than ever. A 2015 NUS survey found that 8/10 students will at some point suffer from some sort of mental health issue during their time at university.

Cake sale on Monday 24 April

On Monday, 24 April – I will be holding a Vegan Bake Sale in the office, raising money for local animal charities (Hillfields Animal Sanctuary, Bromgrove and Worcestershire Animal Rescue, Malvern). This is a worldwide event, to promote cruelty free baking and raise funds for animals causes.

There will lots of yummy homemade cakes on sale, so please come along to the Finance office (Woodbury 57) on 24 April between 10-12 and show your support for local animals.

Thanks all

Kind Regards

Julie Guest
Finance Department

Superhero Challenge at Lakeside Campus

Saturday 17 June 2017, 10:00–16:00 at Lakeside Campus

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-richards-hospice-superhero-challenge-new-for-2017-tickets-30455954580?aff=UniversityofWorcester

Calling all superheroes!

There’s a superhero in all of us so if you’ve ever fancied yourself as Wolverine or Wonder Woman, then there’s a perfect challenge for you this summer!

The aptly named Superhero Challenge – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – is a 5km walk or run with a definite difference.

The event – which will take place on Saturday 17 June – will include a giant inflatable obstacle course, a foam bath, bouncy tunnels, giant hammers, UV bubble pods and a grand finale in the form of the Big Bertha Drop Slide!

Taking place at the University of Worcester Lakeside Campus in Holt, Worcester, organisers are encouraging those who are taking part to bring along a photo of their real life ‘hero’ to share on the Superhero Gallery, which will be in a prime location for all to enjoy during the day.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice said : “We would like to encourage all local superheroes to dust off their super powers and sign up to this fabulous event. We are hoping for hundreds of people to join us on the day. It’s like no other event we have ever organised and looks set to be a whole lot of fun!”

Places are limited to 50 per time slot – which are every 15 minutes between 10.00am and 4.00pm – with a minimum height restriction of 123cm; anyone 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Those with medical conditions or skin allergies are advised not to take part in the event.

Participants will pledge to raise sponsorship of £50 or more.

The event is kindly being sponsored by A44 Tyre Shop.

The registration fees are as follows :

Adult before 9 June – £30 + £2.27 admin fee;
Child before 9 June – £25 + £1.99 admin fee.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work. Find out more at www.strichards.org.uk.

For further information please call 01905 763 963 or visit strichards.org.uk/superherochallenge.

Superhero Challenge at Lakeside Campus

Saturday 17 June 2017, 10:00–16:00 at Lakeside Campus

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-richards-hospice-superhero-challenge-new-for-2017-tickets-30455954580?aff=UniversityofWorcester

Calling all superheroes!

There’s a superhero in all of us so if you’ve ever fancied yourself as Wolverine or Wonder Woman, then there’s a perfect challenge for you this summer!

The aptly named Superhero Challenge – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – is a 5km walk or run with a definite difference.

The event – which will take place on Saturday 17 June – will include a giant inflatable obstacle course, a foam bath, bouncy tunnels, giant hammers, UV bubble pods and a grand finale in the form of the Big Bertha Drop Slide!

Taking place at the University of Worcester Lakeside Campus in Holt, Worcester, organisers are encouraging those who are taking part to bring along a photo of their real life ‘hero’ to share on the Superhero Gallery, which will be in a prime location for all to enjoy during the day.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice said : “We would like to encourage all local superheroes to dust off their super powers and sign up to this fabulous event. We are hoping for hundreds of people to join us on the day. It’s like no other event we have ever organised and looks set to be a whole lot of fun!”

Places are limited to 50 per time slot – which are every 15 minutes between 10.00am and 4.00pm – with a minimum height restriction of 123cm; anyone 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Those with medical conditions or skin allergies are advised not to take part in the event.

Participants will pledge to raise sponsorship of £50 or more.

The event is kindly being sponsored by A44 Tyre Shop.

The registration fees are as follows :

Adult before 9 June – £30 + £2.27 admin fee;
Child before 9 June – £25 + £1.99 admin fee.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work. Find out more at www.strichards.org.uk.

For further information please call 01905 763 963 or visit strichards.org.uk/superherochallenge.

 

Red Nose Day at the Students’ Union

Friday 24 March was Red Nose Day so the Students’ Union got involved in lots of activities to raise awareness and money for Comic Relief! The three Students’ Union elected officers joined in by pledging to receive a forfeit when the donations reached a specific target:

Our first target of £100 saw the Vice President of Education, James Gunther, had to get his hair dyed red.

When £250 was raised the Vice President of Student Activities, Hemaka Pathiranage, dyed his beard red.

And finally, the huge target of £500 saw President, Jade Haley, gunged.

As well as this, the University of Worcester Men’s Rugby team got involved by Zumba-ing for 2 hours in the Pear Tree Bar!

The Pear Tree Bar then continued the Red Nose Day fun by hosting a Societies 80s/90s Lipsync and created Comic Relief Cocktails. When all of the donations from the Comic Relief buckets and our Giving Page were added up at the end of the day, the grand total was £612.55. Meaning that we beat our target by over £100! The Students’ Union would like to say a huge thank you to anyone that got involved or donated on
Friday, as it all goes to help a great cause.

Dance for St Richards Hospice

PE and Dance student Lauren Richards is organising a dance based charity event for St Richards Hospice. Lauren will run a “club and glow” dance session which she describes as “a dance fitness class with bright lights, loud disco music and easy to follow routines.”

The session is suitable for children (8+) and all adults. No dance experience necessary and this session would be suitable for those with mobility issues.

The event will take place at Prime Fitness (formerly City Gym Worcester) at 6-7pm on Monday April 10. Class cost if £2 and ALL of this will go to charity.

But why not get yourself sponsored? We can video parts of your session for you to keep/share a memory of your grooving and moving!

For more details contact Lauren on ricl2_15@uni.worc.ac.uk or just turn up!

Stuart Currie’s Cornish Coastal Challenge

Stuart Currie, Lecturer in Drama & Performance in the Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts, will be walking 100 miles of the Cornish coast to raise funds for local Worcestershire charity Onside Advocacy in April. Onside is a Worcestershire based charity which supports local people disadvantaged by disability, mental ill health, learning difficulties and age related health issues. He would really appreciate any donations from colleagues via his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stuart-Currie4

Women V Cancer: Ride the Night

Jo Lewis, Senior Lecturer, Youth and Community Work from the Institute of Health & Society will be biking 100 kms through the night from Windsor to London and back again to raise funds for women’s cancer: breast cancer, cervical cancer and ovarian cancer.

Jo would really appreciate any support with raising funds for these important causes. Donations can be made via her just giving page.

Red Nose Day for Comic Relief at the Students’ Union

Red nose day at the SUThe three Students’ Union elected officers, James (VP Education), Hemi (VP Student Activities) and Jade (President) pledged at the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year to do more national fundraising.

Starting with Children in Need, we cycled the distance of the River Severn and then cycled back to Worcester, on static bikes in the Students’ Union! It took a full day and lots of energy but it was very rewarding when we counted the £686.96 we raised for Children in Need!

This Red Nose Day, we have set a high target again, at £500. Many activities are planned to ensure we reach it. All staff are wearing red to work to help raise awareness and throughout the day, there will be activities going and as we hit our fundraising targets. Fun punishments will be unlocked for each of the officers. When we raise £100 James will have his hair sprayed red, when we raise £200 Hemi will spray his notorious beard red. When we reach that £500 mark, Jade will be getting gunged! Our Team Worc Sports and Societies will be running a multitude of additional fundraising activities on the day so be sure to keep an eye out and get involved! You can stay updated via our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have any ideas to raise some money for Comic Relief then come and see the officers in the SU or drop Hemaka an email h.pathiranage@worc.ac.uk

We cannot wait! See you on 24th March.

Worcester Students’ Union

Superhero Challenge at Lakeside Campus

Saturday 17 June 2017, 10:00–16:00 at Lakeside Campus

The St Richard’s Hospice Superhero Challenge is an exciting new 5km run or walk with a difference!

Along the route you will encounter 10 giant inflatable obstacles and foam galore. Take on the foam bath, bouncy tunnels, giant hammers, UV bubble pods, to mention a few, not forgetting the grand finale – the big bertha drop slide. This is like no other event St Richard’s has done before!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a superhero then sign up quickly as places are strictly limited. Share those super powers too and encourage family, friends and colleagues to join in the fun.

On the day, if you’re taking part to celebrate your own superhero, past or present, then please bring along a picture for the Superhero Gallery which will be displayed for all participants and spectators to enjoy.

This event is to help fund free care and support to patients and families across Worcestershire so you are asked to pledge to raise sponsorship of £50 or more.

Worcester Go Dad Run

This year we’ll be bringing Go Dad Run back to Worcester for our 3rd annual event and we want this year to be our biggest and best yet!

The aim of our events is to get as many men and boys participating in either the 5K or 10K race on July 23 to raise awareness of men’s health issues and ultimately raise as much funds as we can for our charity partners.

This year we’re working with 4 national charity partners; Prostate Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer UK, Orchid Cancer Care and our male-focused mental health charity, CALM. We’re also working closely with St. Richards Hospice, who is our local benefitting charity.

For a limited time we are offering earlybird discounts off our entry fees and entry starts from as little as £8.00. Our sponsors this year have been very generous – Puma have supplied us with runner t-shirts which are included as part of the entry fee, Wellman have supplied us with drinks and our runners will also get a pair of big blue Y-fronts (to run in), a drawstring bag and a medal for completing the course.

You can check out more about this years event at – http://godadrun.co.uk/find-your-event/worcester-2017.html

If you require any further information please contact Steve Jones – steven.jones@worc.ac.uk