Christmas Craft Stall This Thursday: 4:30pm in the Students’ Union

Back by popular demand, the Communications and Participation team (and friends) will have a Christmas bazaar stall at the Mince Pies and Mulled Wine event this Thursday.

You will find all your usual holiday favourites, including a wonderful array of handmade crafts, gifts, stocking fillers, cards, fresh holly and mistletoe and Christmas decorations. Take a sneak peak below!

Most items are priced between £1 and £5, so bring plenty of change and cross a few names off your Christmas list. All proceeds from the stall will go to the University’s Charity of the Year, Smile For Joel.

 

University Charity Challenge 2018 – Smile for Joel

Dear Colleagues,

I’m proposing a challenge for 2018 to hopefully raise funds for our charity of the year.

Given Joel was a keen sportsman and an inclusive practitioner, the challenge would involve various sporting activities covering 100 miles in 24hrs around Worcestershire. The date will be 8/9 June 2018 and the proposed outline is as follows:

  • Start Friday 8 June 2018 @ 7pm
  • Night Walk – 25 Miles (Route TBC – suitable terrain for wheelchair)
  • Canoe – 14 Miles – (Follow River Severn – Route TBC – adapted boats available)
  • Run – 10 Miles – (Follow canal path – Route TBC)
  • Bike Ride – 50 miles – (Route tbc – finish at Lakeside but to go via Arena to shoot basketballs)
  • Swim – 600m (Open swim around lake and Archery to take place at same time)
  • Tractor Pull – 400m (Team effort)
  • Finish Saturday 9 June @ 7pm
  • Specific details of each event (and distance) to be discussed at monthly meetings
  • (BBQ 6 – 9pm at Lakeside for friends/families of competitors and University staff)

The Challenge will be open to all University staff, partner colleges, associated staff and student staff, however, there will be a maximum of eight University teams allowed to compete.

We want this event to be as inclusive as possible. Disabled participants and those who face challenges in actively participating in physical activity are more than welcome to take part. We have tried to ensure that as many of the activities as possible are adapted and accessible, but if you have any further queries specific to your own personal circumstances, or would like to discuss adaptations that we may not have thought of, please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss this further.

Each team will consist of 8 competitors and 2 reserves. Staff with a disability or who think they may face certain challenges in participating, and who would like to work with a buddy or support worker on the challenge can do so, and any guide runners, tandem pilots or support workers assisting staff to take part in the challenge will not be counted towards a team’s total of 8 competitors.

Teams will require to nominate a “Team Captain” who will need to attend monthly meetings from January to May.

There will be rules on how many competitors are required for each event, so teams will need to make sure individuals are capable of competing in a minimum of 3 events. For example – the night walk will require 3 of the team to enter, mainly for safety reasons.

This is a demanding event and colleagues from the Institute of Sport have provided expert advice around the activities. They have also offered to support teams with training plans and guidance on safety during the events. This will be discussed in more detail at the first team meeting.

What to do next…

If you’re up for the challenge, the first step would be to identify a team, nominate a captain and the Team Captain e-mail the challenge organising team:  charitychallenge@worc.ac.uk

As mentioned above there will only be eight University teams competing, so only the first eight full teams can be accepted. To allow sufficient time for meetings and training for this challenge Team Captains will be required to register before the 22nd December.

As it is multidisciplinary, the event structure is quite complex. If you have any further queries or are trying to determine if the event is right for you, please contact me directly and I’d be happy to discuss any questions you may have.

There will be a support team for the challenge covering such duties as driving, administration and marshalling. If you cannot participate in the challenge for whatever reason but would like to be part of the support team then please e-mail charitychallenge@worc.ac.uk as your help would be very much appreciated.

Kind regards
Tom

Tom Taylor
Assistant Director – Security & Operations

University Charity Challenge 2018 – Smile for Joel

Dear Colleagues,

I’m proposing a challenge for 2018 to hopefully raise funds for our charity of the year.

Given Joel was a keen sportsman and an inclusive practitioner, the challenge would involve various sporting activities covering 100 miles in 24hrs around Worcestershire. The date will be 8/9 June 2018 and the proposed outline is as follows:

  • Start Friday 8 June 2018 @ 7pm
  • Night Walk – 25 Miles (Route TBC – suitable terrain for wheelchair)
  • Canoe – 14 Miles – (Follow River Severn – Route TBC – adapted boats available)
  • Run – 10 Miles – (Follow canal path – Route TBC)
  • Bike Ride – 50 miles – (Route tbc – finish at Lakeside but to go via Arena to shoot basketballs)
  • Swim – 600m (Open swim around lake and Archery to take place at same time)
  • Tractor Pull – 400m (Team effort)
  • Finish Saturday 9 June @ 7pm
  • Specific details of each event (and distance) to be discussed at monthly meetings
  • (BBQ 6 – 9pm at Lakeside for friends/families of competitors and University staff)

The Challenge will be open to all University staff, partner colleges, associated staff and student staff, however, there will be a maximum of eight University teams allowed to compete.

We want this event to be as inclusive as possible. Disabled participants and those who face challenges in actively participating in physical activity are more than welcome to take part. We have tried to ensure that as many of the activities as possible are adapted and accessible, but if you have any further queries specific to your own personal circumstances, or would like to discuss adaptations that we may not have thought of, please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss this further.

Each team will consist of 8 competitors and 2 reserves. Staff with a disability or who think they may face certain challenges in participating, and who would like to work with a buddy or support worker on the challenge can do so, and any guide runners, tandem pilots or support workers assisting staff to take part in the challenge will not be counted towards a team’s total of 8 competitors.

Teams will require to nominate a “Team Captain” who will need to attend monthly meetings from January to May.

There will be rules on how many competitors are required for each event, so teams will need to make sure individuals are capable of competing in a minimum of 3 events. For example – the night walk will require 3 of the team to enter, mainly for safety reasons.

This is a demanding event and colleagues from the Institute of Sport have provided expert advice around the activities. They have also offered to support teams with training plans and guidance on safety during the events. This will be discussed in more detail at the first team meeting.

What to do next…

If you’re up for the challenge, the first step would be to identify a team, nominate a captain and the Team Captain e-mail the challenge organising team:  charitychallenge@worc.ac.uk

As mentioned above there will only be eight University teams competing, so only the first eight full teams can be accepted. To allow sufficient time for meetings and training for this challenge Team Captains will be required to register before the 22nd December.

As it is multidisciplinary, the event structure is quite complex. If you have any further queries or are trying to determine if the event is right for you, please contact me directly and I’d be happy to discuss any questions you may have.

There will be a support team for the challenge covering such duties as driving, administration and marshalling. If you cannot participate in the challenge for whatever reason but would like to be part of the support team then please e-mail charitychallenge@worc.ac.uk as your help would be very much appreciated.

Kind regards
Tom

Tom Taylor
Assistant Director – Security & Operations

Donate unwanted food and toiletries to Worcester Foodbank for Christmas

Do you have any unwanted food or toiletries that could go to a better home rather than the bin?

One in five people in the UK live below the government defined “Poverty Line.”

During 2017 Worcester Foodbank has distributed 5,308 “three-day emergency food parcels” to people in need.

We have set up a collection point for surplus food at the reception desk in Hines building. From here the University will arrange to transport the food to Worcester Foodbank in time for Christmas.

If you have any unwanted items suitable for Worcester Foodbank (see guide below) then please bring them to Hines building by 11am Friday 16 December, to be in time for our last delivery to the Foodbank.

Alternatively you can drop it off at any of the Worcester Foodbank collection points at most local supermarkets (see their website for locations).

Visit https://worcester.foodbank.org.uk to find out more.

Thank you for your time.

Worcester Foodbank: Helping Local People in Crisis

If you can donate any food or toiletry items to Worcester Foodbank they will be greatfully received. The following list gives a guide to what we need.

Please note – We can only accept donations of unopened and undamaged goods which are still within their “use by” date.

Wanted Items:

  • Breakfast cereals
  • Instant Mash Potato
  • Pasta and Spaghetti
  • Pasta sauce
  • Rice
  • Tinned Fish and Meat
  • Soup
  • Tinned Vegetables e.g; Beans, Peas, Carrots, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, Potatoes
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Longlife Fruit juice
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Custard
  • Tinned Sponge Puddings
  • Rice Pudding
  • Crackers or biscuits
  • Washing-up Liquid
  • Small box Laundry powder
  • Soap, Tooth paste, Shower gel, Shampoo, Deodorant.
  • Toilet rolls
  • Strong shopping bags

Calling all crafters

Do you knit? Sew? Paint? Craft? Draw?

We would love to sell some of your handiwork in the Craft Stall we are organising for the All Staff University’s annual Christmas celebration in Peirson Building at St John’s Campus, on Thursday 14 December from 4.30pm. All proceeds will go to University’s Charity of the Year (Smile for Joel).

To donate items or to find out more, please contact Jane Shore in Communications on 01905 855393.

Calling all crafters

Do you knit? Sew? Paint? Craft? Draw?

We would love to sell some of your handiwork in the Craft Stall we are organising for the All Staff University’s annual Christmas celebration in Peirson Building at St John’s Campus, on Thursday 14 December from 4.30pm. All proceeds will go to University’s Charity of the Year (Smile for Joel).

To donate items or to find out more, please contact Jane Shore in Communications on 01905 855393.

Children in Need Challenge at the Students’ Union

UNIVERSIY WIDE EFFORT FOR CHILDREN IN NEED 2017
WORCESTER STUDENTS’ UNION

The BBC Children in Need Appeal takes place every year in November. Since 1980 it has raised over £600 million for disabled children and young people in the UK, with fundraising activities across the country all culminating into an evening of entertainment on BBC One, with celebrities singing, dancing, and doing all sorts of crazy things in aid of a good cause!

This year the Students’ Union is holding a number of fundraising activities for Children In Need, including a ‘Rowing Challenge’ and a special ‘Karaoke Night’ in the Hangar. We would love it if as many staff members and students as possible could get involved this year and help raise money for a worthy cause.

Our major fundraising activity this year is the ‘Rowing Challenge’

After the success of last year’s ‘Cycling Challenge’ whereby SU Staff, clubs, societies and students collectively managed to cycle the length of the River Severn (and more), we have decided to push ourselves even further this year.

On Friday 17 November, the Hangar will once again be temporarily transformed into a stretch of the River Severn, as we aim to row the distance from Worcester to the Bristol Channel and back on a number of static rowing machines. It’s not going to be an easy feat, so the more help we have, the better! We have arranged 15 minute slots for people to come and join in with the challenge, taking place between 9am and 8pm. It doesn’t matter if you’ve rowed for England or never even stepped foot near a static machine, any help you can give us would be much appreciated, and it also means you won’t have to go to the gym after work… Win, win!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART, VISIT THE SU WELCOME DESK AND ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR SIGN UP SHEET. ALTERNATIVELY, EMAIL ALANNAH.WILLIAMS@WORC.AC.UK.

To keep updated with all things Children In Need, make sure you like the Students’ Union and the Hangar on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

To donate directly to Children In Need, visit https://mydonatetelethonsappeals.bt.com/donate/cin2017/. All money raised for Children In Need will also be added to our RAG Total for this year. To see our current fundraising total, visit https://www.worcsu.com/volunteer/ragcharities/fundraisingtotal/.

Children in Need Cake Sale, 20 November, Main Reception

children in need 2017Dear Colleagues,

On Monday 20 November, staff in Finance will be holding their annual Cake Sale for Children in Need in the Main Reception area from 9am till 1pm.

Staff will also be doing a tombola, so any donations will be gratefully received. If you have any duplicate gifts (and let’s face it in the run up to Christmas, you may well do), bottles of unwanted alcohol (unlikely I know, but am guessing that bottle of Blue Nun from 1983 won’t be missed from the drinks cabinet) and/or novelty items (!!) then please do bring them in to the Finance office (WB057) before Friday 17th November.

Can we also tap you up for cakes?! Bake, bake, and bake some more, it’s all for a good cause! Channel your inner Prue Leith/Mary Berry/Noel Fielding complete with snazzy shirts (and do feel free to model them on the day of the cake sale)!

Many thanks!

The Finance Department

Half Marathon runners raise money for the University’s Charity of the Year

A team of staff took to the streets of Birmingham yesterday in the city’s Half Marathon, raising money for the University’s Charity of the Year, Smile for Joel.

Charlie Bassett, from the Finance team, Mark Kilburn and Steve Harborne from Facilities, and Neil Laurenson, who works in the University’s Careers Service, all completed the challenge.

Neil finished in 1:17, Charlie in 1:58, Mark completed in 2:15 and Steve in 2:19.

Smile for Joel was set up by the family of Joel Richards, who was tragically killed in the Tunisian terror attack in 2015, alongside his uncle, Adrian Evans, and grandfather, Patrick Evans. It aims to support other families who are victims of murder and terrorism.

Joel was a Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science student at the University and his younger brother, Owen, who survived the horrific events, is now studying for a degree in Sports Studies here.

“I think the charity is one that we all feel particularly proud to be supporting due to Joel’s connection with the University before his life was cut so tragically short,” said Mark.

“Given Joel’s enthusiasm for sport, doing a sporting event is a great way of honouring him.”

The Half Marathon runners are still hoping to hit their target of £500. To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/universityofworcesterstaff

 

Cake sales

Macmillan Cake Sale
Wednesday 27 September
10am until it’s all gone
WB 090 – Student Records Office

I’m holding a Macmillan cake sale as they’ve helped me, and numerous friends, both in the past and present.

Any donations of cakes, biscuits, doughnuts, fruit etc all gratefully received.  Please let me know if you’re planning to donate a cake.

Many thanks! Helen Mullen | Timetabling Officer | Registry Services |


The Finance Department are also organising a Macmillan Coffee Morning cake sale, next Friday 29 September 9.30am – 12.00 noon, in Woodbury 57.


Bredon Bake Sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support – Friday 29 September

Staff from the IOH, IOA and ISE ASU teams will be holding a Bake Sale in Bredon Room BB121 all day on Fri 29 September 2017 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be a range of savoury and sweet bakes available, including some lactose-free and gluten-free options. Please come along and support us in our fund-raising activities! 

Items for sale will include:

  • Sausage rolls (lactose-free)
  • Gingerbread muffins (lactose-free)
  • Blueberry & oat crumble-topped muffins (lactose-free)
  • Orange, polenta and poppyseed cake (lactose-free and gluten-free)
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Cookies

We will also be holding a raffle for a fantastic Burger Cake made by Kat Witherall – some of you will remember Kat’s Malteser fountain chocolate cake  that we raffled at the last bake sale and which raised over £40 for charity on its own.


 

Cake sales

Macmillan Cake Sale
Wednesday 27 September
10am until it’s all gone
WB 090 – Student Records Office

I’m holding a Macmillan cake sale as they’ve helped me, and numerous friends, both in the past and present.

Any donations of cakes, biscuits, doughnuts, fruit etc all gratefully received.  Please let me know if you’re planning to donate a cake.

Many thanks! Helen Mullen | Timetabling Officer | Registry Services |

The Finance Department are also organising a Macmillan Coffee Morning cake sale, next Friday 29 September 9.30am – 12.00 noon, in Woodbury 57.

CAKE! Wednesday 27 September

Macmillan Cake Sale
Wednesday 27 September
10am until it’s all gone
WB 090 – Student Records Office

I’m holding a Macmillan cake sale as they’ve helped me, and numerous friends, both in the past and present.

Any donations of cakes, biscuits, doughnuts, fruit etc all gratefully received.  Please let me know if you’re planning to donate a cake.

Many thanks!

Helen Mullen | Timetabling Officer | Registry Services |

Run3 at the Countryside Centre

Run3 – Thursday 14 September 2017 4.30pm @ the Countryside Centre
(Worcester Woods Country Park, WR5 2LG)

3 local charities close to your heart – run or walk and send your love

3 distances to suit your style – relaxed (2.5k), fun (5k), or ambitious (10k) – choose distance on the day

Never taken part in a run before?

You can walk, or maybe enter with your team and entertain everyone with a novelty theme.

Just a minimum entry fee of £10 for your charity of choice using one of the links below:

A multi-sensory and creative environment for people with disabilities and additional needs https://www.justgiving.com/run3forsnoezelen

Helping people live through homelessness https://www.justgiving.com/run3forstpauls

Supporting vulnerable and distressed children and young people by providing them with a volunteer mentor http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/run3formentorlink

Counselling people impacted by the Manchester Arena bombing https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/run3fortlc

Access our Yammer link if you want more details and / or connect to others http://tinyurl.com/yammerrun3

Or email ncrump@worcestershire.gov.uk if you have any further questions.

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