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

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!