£1,300 raised from Spring Plant Fair

Many thanks to everyone who supported last week’s Spring Plant Fair. We raised over £1,300 for the University’s Charity of the Year, Cure Leukaemia.

We have a small collection of plants remaining from the Fair. If you still need to plug a few gaps in your garden, pop along to see us in Woodbury. You can drop a small donation in our Cure Leukaemia collecting tin and are then very welcome to help yourself to the plants.

We’ve had a few requests for crafting and gardening workshops, so watch this space!

 

Spring Plant Fair Tomorrow!

The Spring Plant Fair for the University’s Charity of the Year is taking place tomorrow (Wednesday 8 May) from 11am in the St John’s main reception.

There will be a great selection of home grown flowers, vegetables, herbs and house plants for sale. You’ll find everything from easy and colourful bedding plants, to carefully cultivated and unusual perennials. Our green-fingered staff can assist if you need help choosing a plant or would like advice on how to grow something. There will also be gardening-themed raffle prizes, including tickets for the Autumn Show in Malvern, a good bottle of whiskey, wine and other treats.

If you can’t get to the St. John’s campus tomorrow, but would like to buy something, just drop us a line and we’ll do our best to reserve your required plants.

If you have extra seedlings, plants, cut flowers or seeds, we’d be delighted to add them to the stall. You can drop them off in the Communications and Participation Office (Woodbury), bring them along on the day, or let us know and we’ll collect them from you. Contact us at communications@worc.ac.uk

Many thanks to everyone who has already donated plants and prizes!

 

The Alternative Plant Fair Tomorrow!

Not the gardening type? You need to visit our first ever ‘Alternative Plant Fair’ tomorrow in the St John’s reception from 11am. You’ll find handmade creations, including trendy crochet cacti, paper plants and delicate crepe flowers. These little pots of greenery make excellent gifts and are perfect treats for anyone who can’t normally have flowers (Hay Fever? Hospital visits?). They are also great for adding a dash of colour to your office!

Take a sneak peek at a few of the items for sale below.

All money raised will go to the University’s Charity of the Year, Cure Leukaemia

 

Spring Plant Fair Next Week!

The Spring Plant Fair for the University’s Charity of the Year is taking place next Wednesday at 11am in the St John’s main reception. If you have extra seedlings, plants, cut flowers or seeds, we’d be delighted to add them to the stall. You can drop them off in the Communications and Participation Office (Woodbury), or let us know and we’ll collect them from you. Contact us at communications@worc.ac.uk

 

The Alternative Plant Fair

Not the gardening type? You need to visit our first ever ‘Alternative Plant Fair’ in the St John’s reception on Wednesday 8 May from 11am. You’ll find a variety of handmade creations, including crochet cacti, paper plants and crepe flowers. These little pots of greenery make excellent gifts and are perfect treats for anyone who can’t normally have flowers (Hay Fever? Hospital visits?). They are also great for adding a dash of colour to your office! Take a sneak peek at a few of the items for sale below.

All proceeds will go to the University’s Charity of the Year, Cure Leukaemia.

 

RAG Charity Nominations Open

Worcester Students’ Union Raise and Give (RAG) works to facilitate student fundraising at the University of Worcester. Each year we nominate a local charity that we fundraise for throughout the year, and who will be the recipient of proceeds raised during RAG Week and other major fundraising events.

Nominations for our RAG charity of the year for 2019-20 are open now until Monday 20 May. Shortlisted nominations will be put to a student vote to decide who our next RAG charity will be.

Nominations can be from individuals or directly from charities. Nominated charities must be based in or do a significant amount of work in Worcestershire. Regional branches of national charities are accepted.

If you would like to nominate a charity you can do so at bit.ly/RAGcharitynoms.

For more information about RAG, visit the RAG pages on our website at www.worcsu.com/volunteer/RAG

RAG

Spring plant fair – 8 May

Have you got green fingers? Have you started planting this year’s seeds for your garden? We need your help!

We will be hosting an on-campus Spring Plant Fair on Wednesday 8 May in Main Reception for the University’s Charity of the Year, Cure Leukaemia. We would be very grateful for donations of plants and seedlings. If you have any questions, get in touch with us at communications@worc.ac.uk

Bake Sale Thursday 21 March

The School of Arts and School of Humanities ASU team will be holding a Bake Sale in Bredon Room BB121  from 11am-5pm on Thursday 21 March to raise money for Comic Relief. 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)
  • Lemon and poppyseed cake (lactose-free and gluten-free)
  • Chocolate brownies (gluten-free)
  • Cupcakes

We are hoping everyone will dig deep and help us make this the highest total raised yet!

 

Book and Bake Sale – Total

Thank you to everyone who came along on Thursday to support our Book and Bake Sale to raise money to ‘twin’ the main block toilets in Main Reception (Edward Elgar Building). We had some wonderful conversations with you about toilet twinning, helping to raise awareness of why we are supporting this charity.

With your support we managed to raise a wonderful £164!

Our target is £240 to ‘twin’ the ladies toilets so we will come back with another book sale soon – watch this space!

VC’s Office Green Impact Team
Katy Chessum-Rice, Sophie Sheppard, Lou Knight, Jo Bailey, Penny West and Alice Tickner (GI Assistant)

Book and Bake Sale – Thursday 28 February

The Vice Chancellor’s Office Green Impact team is holding a ‘Book and Bake Sale’ on Thursday 28 February in Main Reception from 10am – 2pm. This fundraising event is happening to ‘Twin’ the ladies toilets in the Edward Elgar building, next to the Made dining hall. We need to raise a minimum of £240 to twin one block of toilets, if we raise enough to twin the men’s toilets we will do that too!

Why is ‘twinning’ our toilets important?

2.3 billion people do not have access to a safe, clean and hygienic toilet. Many of us take it for granted how lucky we are, providing people with clean water and basic sanitation is one of the most cost-effective ways to release people from poverty. For every £1 spent on water and sanitation, more than £5 is returned through saved time, increased productivity and reduced health costs. The Toilet Twinning charity helps villages and towns across the world to install sanitary facilities and provide education to the communities. For example, this work helps people understand why going to the toilet in an open latrine is making their children sick in the rainy season, when dirty water contaminates their drinking supply.

These articles provide some further information on how vital it is to educate communities about the importance of proper sanitation:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44329712

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-03-15-child-drowns-in-school-pit-latrine-again/

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-03-16-the-indignity-of-pit-toilet-deaths-michael-komape-in-2014-now-lumko-mkhethwa/

Further to this, having proper toilet facilities with separate areas for male and female users helps to prevent sexual crime against women and girls and means that they save 97 billion hours a year finding a place to go. (World Bank)

We really hope that you will support our efforts for this worthwhile charity! If you would like to donate a cake or some books please contact Katy Chessum-Rice at k.chessum@worc.ac.uk.

Many thanks,

Vice Chancellor’s Office Green Impact Team

book & bake sale

McClelland Centre Charity Fundraiser For Cure Leukaemia

52072581_1106971102818275_6730784803093741568_nLast week, members of our HIIT class completed the ‘Dirty30’ cross fit challenge successfully with the whole event available on our Facebook page! Currently, we have raised nearly £450 for Cure Leukaemia, and as donations are still coming in we have decided to extend the deadline for donations to the end of Friday 1 March. If you wish to donate, our gofundme page is http://gf.me/u/q2hisx. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Book and Bake Sale – Thursday 28 February

The Vice Chancellor’s Office Green Impact team is holding a ‘Book and Bake Sale’ on Thursday 28 February in Main Reception from 10am – 2pm. This fundraising event is happening to ‘Twin’ the ladies toilets in the Edward Elgar building, next to the Made dining hall. We need to raise a minimum of £240 to twin one block of toilets, if we raise enough to twin the men’s toilets we will do that too!

Why is ‘twinning’ our toilets important?

2.3 billion people do not have access to a safe, clean and hygienic toilet. Many of us take it for granted how lucky we are, providing people with clean water and basic sanitation is one of the most cost-effective ways to release people from poverty. For every £1 spent on water and sanitation, more than £5 is returned through saved time, increased productivity and reduced health costs. The Toilet Twinning charity helps villages and towns across the world to install sanitary facilities and provide education to the communities. For example, this work helps people understand why going to the toilet in an open latrine is making their children sick in the rainy season, when dirty water contaminates their drinking supply.

These articles provide some further information on how vital it is to educate communities about the importance of proper sanitation:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44329712

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-03-15-child-drowns-in-school-pit-latrine-again/

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-03-16-the-indignity-of-pit-toilet-deaths-michael-komape-in-2014-now-lumko-mkhethwa/

Further to this, having proper toilet facilities with separate areas for male and female users helps to prevent sexual crime against women and girls and means that they save 97 billion hours a year finding a place to go. (World Bank)

We really hope that you will support our efforts for this worthwhile charity! If you would like to donate a cake or some books please contact Katy Chessum-Rice at k.chessum@worc.ac.uk.

Many thanks,

Vice Chancellor’s Office Green Impact Team

book & bake sale

HIIT class fundraising

Over the last few months, members of our HIIT class have been training extremely hard to complete an exercise challenge called the ‘Dirty30’ which is taking place on Tuesday 19th February at 12:15pm at the McClelland Centre. The challenge isn’t an easy one, however each individual taking part has shown a great deal of hard work and dedication to reach the required fitness level.

As a group we are raising funds for the university’s charity of the year, Cure Leukaemia. If you would like to donate, you can do so online via our gofundme page http://gf.me/u/qvhbhh or by coming down to the McClelland Centre and putting money in the collection box provided by Cure Leukaemia. If on the day you would like to show your support for those taking part in the challenge then you are welcome to do so!

Kind Regards,

Alex Blackmore

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Calling all gardeners!

Have you got green fingers? Have you started planting this year’s seeds for your garden? We need your help!

We will be hosting an on-campus Spring Plant Fair in May for the University’s Charity of the Year, Cure Leukaemia. We would be very grateful for donations of plants and seedlings, so pop in a few extra seeds now and get them growing for a good cause! If you have any questions, get in touch with us at communications@worc.ac.uk

 

Book and Bake Sale – Thursday 28 February

The Vice Chancellor’s Office Green Impact team is holding a ‘Book and Bake Sale’ on Thursday 28 February in Main Reception from 10am – 2pm. This fundraising event is happening to ‘Twin’ the ladies toilets in the Edward Elgar building, next to the Made dining hall. We need to raise a minimum of £240 to twin one block of toilets, if we raise enough to twin the men’s toilets we will do that too!

Why is ‘twinning’ our toilets important?

2.3 billion people do not have access to a safe, clean and hygienic toilet. Many of us take it for granted how lucky we are, providing people with clean water and basic sanitation is one of the most cost-effective ways to release people from poverty. For every £1 spent on water and sanitation, more than £5 is returned through saved time, increased productivity and reduced health costs. The Toilet Twinning charity helps villages and towns across the world to install sanitary facilities and provide education to the communities. For example, this work helps people understand why going to the toilet in an open latrine is making their children sick in the rainy season, when dirty water contaminates their drinking supply.

These articles provide some further information on how vital it is to educate communities about the importance of proper sanitation:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44329712

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-03-15-child-drowns-in-school-pit-latrine-again/

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-03-16-the-indignity-of-pit-toilet-deaths-michael-komape-in-2014-now-lumko-mkhethwa/

Further to this, having proper toilet facilities with separate areas for male and female users helps to prevent sexual crime against women and girls and means that they save 97 billion hours a year finding a place to go. (World Bank)

We really hope that you will support our efforts for this worthwhile charity! If you would like to donate a cake or some books please contact Katy Chessum-Rice at k.chessum@worc.ac.uk.

Many thanks,

Vice Chancellor’s Office Green Impact Team

book & bake sale

Carol service

Student Services are very pleased to announce that the university annual carol service raised £387.46 towards the two charities, Smile for Joel, and the Students’ Union charity, West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre.

Students were involved in creating a memorable service held in the cathedral with 300 students, staff, Governors, family and friends attending. Students provided readings and poems, music and drama performances and there was a student and staff choir to lead the singing. It was an excellent way to celebrate the coming of Christmas together.

We look forward to inviting you to next year’s service.

Choir Xmas 2018

Sneak Preview: Christmas Market this Thursday

The University’s Staff Christmas Celebration will be held on Thursday 13 December from 4:30pm in the Students’ Union Hangar at our St. John’s Campus.

We will be serving mulled wine and mince pies as well as hot chocolate and yule log, while enjoying festive singing from the University’s Staff and Student Choir.

Now an established tradition, the Communications and Participation department and friends will host a Christmas Market. You will find all your usual holiday favourites, including a wonderful array of handmade crafts, gifts, stocking fillers, decorations, cards and baking as well as fresh holly and mistletoe. See below for a sneak peek!

Take the chance to purchase unique and beautifully made items and cross a few names off your Christmas list! All proceeds from the stall will go to the University’s Charity of the Year.

Many thanks to everyone who has already donated items. There is still time to contribute- you can drop off your creations to the Communications and Participation office in Woodbury or bring them along on the day!

World AIDS Day – Thank You!

The Students’ Union and University LGBT+ Society would like to say a big thank you to all staff at the University who showed their support for World AIDS Day. The LGBT+ Society jumble sale managed to raise a total of £61.30 for the National AIDS Trust.

Their support of the Rock the Ribbon campaign also helped raise awareness for HIV and AIDS, and the fight to stamp out HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

World Aids Day

RAGVent Raffle – Prizes still to be won!

The Students’ Union, Hangar, and RAG are more than half way through their 12 Days of Christmas RAGVent and there are still some great prizes to be won!

Each day of RAGVent brings you a new prize and a new opportunity to purchase a strip of tickets. So far we’ve given away a Lush pamper evening, Worcester Wolves tickets, a tour of Wimbledon, and a whole lot more. And we still have the following prizes to give away:

  • £100 Amazon Voucher
  • £50 PSW Print Café and Art Supplies Voucher
  • Worcester Race Course, 2x Ladies day Tickets
  • Toni & Guy, Cut & Colour

Raffle tickets are available from Welcome Desk, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, or keep an eye out for us at various locations on both campuses over the course of the two weeks. Tickets are £2 for one strip, or £5 for 3 strips.

Winners for each day will be announced between 4:30pm-5pm on Facebook & Instagram (WSU & RAG). A door will be opened each day to reveal the winners’ prize.

Christmas Raffle

The Finance Dept have a £50.00 Christmas door wreath voucher which has been kindly donated by Floral Roundabout in Worcester. This is an amazing prize which we will be raffling off to raise further funds for Children in Need.

If you would like to buy a ticket for a chance to win this prize, we are selling tickets for £1.00 each.

We will be drawing the raffle on Friday 7 December, to enable the winner to claim their prize and order their wreath, in time for Christmas.

Please come and see Julie Guest or Jill Baker if you’d like to take part and please share with anyone who you think may be interested.

Thank you all

RAGVent Raffle – Prizes to be won!

Brand new this year, the Students’ Union, Hangar, and RAG bring you their 12 Days of Christmas RAGVent. It’s our very own Advent Calendar helping to raise money for our nominated Charity, WMRSASC, and giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes!

Each day of RAGVent brings you a new prize and a new opportunity to purchase a strip of tickets to be in with winning any one of these prizes:

  • Lush Pamper Evening
  • Something special from The Hangar
  • Worcester Wolves Tickets for a date of your choosing
  • Bill’s Hamper, full of goodies
  • Wimbledon Tour for Two (Courtesy of Experience Days)
  • 2 x Tramps VIP Cards
  • £100 Amazon Voucher
  • £50 PSW Print Café and Art Supplies Voucher
  • Worcester Race Course, 2x Ladies day Tickets
  • Toni & Guy, Cut & Colour
  • Boston Tea Party Voucher

Raffle tickets are available from Welcome Desk, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, or keep an eye out for us at various locations on both campuses over the course of the two weeks. Tickets are £2 for one strip, or £5 for 3 strips.

Winners for each day will be announced between 4:30pm-5pm on Facebook & Instagram (WSU & RAG). A door will be opened each day to reveal the winners’ prize.

Children in Need Bake Sale on Tuesday

children-in-need-2018Finance are holding a charity bake sale on Tuesday 20 November (9am onwards) in main reception, to raise funds for Children In Need.

As well as a selection of homemade sweet and savoury bakes, we will be holding a raffle (Prizes include vouchers for Cote Brasserie, Worcester Racecourse, Morgan Car Factory tour, Worcester Wolves, tickets for Aztec Water Park, bottles of wine plus many more prizes).

Please come along and help us raise money for this great charity.

Children in Need at the Students’ Union

On Friday 16 November the Students’ Union will be hosting a Zumbathon to raise money for Children in Need. Led by members of the Zumba Society, the Zumbathon will run from 1-4pm and is open to all staff and students at the University.

All abilities are welcome and you can jump in and out at any point during the Zumbathon, all we ask is for a £1 suggested donation!

You can also donate to our Children in Need total online via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/worcestersu2018 and more information about Children in Need can be found on their website – https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/fundraisinghub

Children in Need

RAG Week is here!

Monday 12th to Thursday 15th November is RAG Week at the Students’ Union. Our RAG Committee have put together a range of events and fundraising activities for students to get involved with. All the money raised from these events will go towards the West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC), our chosen RAG charity for this academic year.

Look out for one of our SU Crew volunteers who will be out on campus fundraising throughout the week. Or you can donate to our RAG total online – www.worcsu.com/volunteer/rag/donate/. Every penny you donate to WMRSASC ensures they can be there for people who have survived any form of sexual abuse or violence.

A full list of RAG fundraising events can be seen on our website – www.worcsu.com/ents and you can get more information on RAG right here – www.worcsu.com/volunteer/rag/

RAG week

Children in Need Bake Sale

Finance are holding a charity bake sale on Tuesday 20 November (9am onwards) in main reception, to raise funds for Children In Need.

As well as a selection of homemade sweet and savoury bakes, we will be holding a raffle (Prizes include vouchers for Cote Brasserie, Worcester Racecourse, Morgan Car Factory tour, Worcester Wolves, tickets for Aztec Water Park, bottles of wine plus many more prizes).

Please come along and help us raise money for this great charity.

 

Raising Srebrenica Charity Dinner

Earlier in 2018 a delegation of representatives from Worcester went to Bosnia to learn about the conflict in the 1990s. Following this, a dinner is being organised to raise money for the charity, which does work around the country to raise awareness of the problems that division and conflict can cause. The evening includes presentations from delegates who visited Bosnia and traditional music. Tickets can be purchased from

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/remembering-srebrenica-fundraising-evening-tickets-51257211700

Macmillan Coffee mornings

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Finance Macmillan Coffee morning on 24 September. We raised an amazing total of £198.26!! Thank you so much to everyone who supported our event.

The Partnerships department would like to thank everyone that attended the Macmillan Coffee Morning stalls in Charles Hastings and Mulberry House on Wednesday. For every cake and raffle ticket bought, we raised £100! We’re ever so thankful for your kind donations and support of this event. It means an awful lot to the whole team.

Macmillan Coffee Morning – City Campus, Wednesday 26 September

Hello all!

The Partnerships department is running a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Wednesday 26 September, 10-12 in Charles Hastings (by the museum) and in Mulberry House on the first floor. This is for support of a colleague of ours from the University of Birmingham who has sadly been diagnosed with cancer and we would like to continue to support his, and many other families, that suffer from such a terrible disease.

If you would like to bake or buy cake or other treats to donate to the cause or donate anything for a raffle, please get in contact with Charlie Kettlewell (c.kettlewell@worc.ac.uk).

Please also encourage students to come support a worthy cause.

Please give generously and we hope to see you there.

Macmillan Coffee Morning - Partnerships

National Fitness Day Colour Run

There’s still time for staff to sign up for the National Fitness Day Colour Run at the Students’ Union!

As part of National Fitness Day 2018 on Wednesday 26 September, the Students’ Union and RAG would like to introduce our first ever Colour Run.

Run, walk, jog or skip – everyone can take part.

The run will take place on St John’s campus on Wednesday 26 September. The route will take you around the grounds and you can walk/run at your own pace. Throughout the route you will have powdered paint thrown on you.

Confirm your place today here, there is a £5 entry fee which includes a white t-shirt and sunglasses. These will be available to collect on the day of the event.

Please meet at Union Square for 12.30pm, where registration will take place followed by a warm up. The event will commence at 1pm.

As part of National Fitness Day, we will also be hosting a Zumba session in Union Square at 9:30am and Yoga in The Hangar at 10:30am. A minimum donation of £1 is required to take part in either session.

Before participating in the National Fitness Day Colour Run, you must read our disclaimer and agree to the contents. Please also find other Health and Safety information.

The run will commence from 1pm onwards and we want to make all staff aware that there will be a number of students running around campus, the route has been designed to keep them off road as much as possible and to try cause little disruption to offices. We will have volunteers round the route that will be guiding participants the correct way and to help cross roads safely for both drivers and runners.

We apologise if the run does disrupt your day, but we are hoping it will be an enjoyable event for all and that we will be able raise awareness and money for worthy causes.”

42.5% profits will go to WMRSASC (registered in England and Wales (No 1136677). 42.5% profits will go to Smile for Joel, Victim Support (registered in England and Wales (No 1175874) 15% will go to fund future RAG events. Worcester RAG is part of Worcester Students Union which is a charity registered in England and Wales (No 1145192).

National Fitness Day Colour Run

As part of National Fitness Day 2018 on Wednesday the 26 September, the Students’ Union and RAG would like to introduce our first ever Colour Run.

Run, walk, jog or skip – everyone can take part.

The run will take place on St John’s campus, and the route will take you around the grounds. You can walk/run the Colour Run at your own pace. Throughout the route you will have powdered paint thrown on you.

Confirm your place today here, there is a £5 entry fee which includes a white t-shirt and sunglasses. These will be available to collect on the day of the event.

Please meet at Union Square for 12.30pm, where registration will take place followed by a warm up. The event will commence at 1pm.

Before participating in the National Fitness Day Colour Run, you must read our disclaimer and agree to the contents. Please also find other Health and Safety information.

42.5% profits will go to WMRSASC (registered in England and Wales (No 1136677). 42.5% profits will go to Smile for Joel, Victim Support (registered in England and Wales (No 1175874) 15% will go to fund future RAG events. Worcester RAG is part of Worcester Students Union which is a charity registered in England and Wales (No 1145192).

Colour Run at the SU!

To celebrate National Fitness Day we’re hosting our very first Colour Run at the University of Worcester!

Run, walk, jog, or skip your way round campus and get covered in a kaleidoscope of colours as you do it. The Colour Run is open to all University of Worcester students regardless of your fitness level. There’s no winner, no recorded times, and no reason for you not to get involved.

The Colour Run is taking place on Wednesday 26th September to coincide with National Fitness Day, meeting from 12.30pm in Union Square. Entry is just £5 and includes a white t-shirt and sunglasses. Profits will go towards West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, Smile for Joel, and future RAG events.

The run is open to everyone at the University of Worcester – staff and students alike. Visit – https://www.worcsu.com/ents/event/950/ – to pre book your space.

We will also be hosting a Zumba session in Union Square from 9.30am-10.30am and a Yoga session in the Hangar from 10.30am-11.30am. Just turn up on the day and make a £1 donation to take part.

Head over to the RAG Facebook page to get all the details and make sure you like and follow to get regular updates – https://www.facebook.com/wsurag/

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Worcester Stands Tall Activity Booklets available from HB1009

A tower of technicolour giraffe sculptures has hoofed it into the city of Worcester Stands Tall, a public art event taking the city by storm from Monday, July 9 to Sunday, September 16. For 10 weeks this summer, Worcester’s streets, parks and open spaces are being brought to life by giant giraffes and giraffe calves. Individually designed, beautifully created, majestic giraffes as you’ve never seen them before!

Can’t make it in to town to collect your official activity booket? No bother! Sponsors of the booklet, Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be selling copies from HB1009 throughout the duration of the campaign. Booklets are priced at £3 with proceeds going to St Richard’s Hospice.*

*It would be great if you could bring the right change as we do not hold a kitty.

Many thanks,
Bronwyn Clifford

The RAG total is in!

With a combined effort from our RAG Committee, Clubs and Societies, SU Crew, University staff, SU staff, and our amazing students, the Students’ Union has had a fantastic year of fundraising.

Our students have hosted and taken part in sports tournaments, bake sales, Zumbathons, tough mudders, puppy pat and chat, and our Student Race Day. All of these efforts have seen us raise money for 33 worthy charities.

And after all this, our RAG total for the 2017-18 academic year has reached a total of £17,993!

Part of this total will be going to our RAG Charity of the Year for 2017-18. The Alzheimer’s Society will receive £3,916 to help them conduct research, offer support services, and provide advice and information to those that need it the most.

The RAG total will now be reset to £0 in anticipation of another fantastic year of fundraising.

We want to thank everyone that has supported and contributed to our total. Our students have gone above and beyond this year, and we’re excited to see what the next year will bring!

RAG total

Worcester Stands Tall Activity Booklets available from HB1009

A tower of technicolour giraffe sculptures has hoofed it into the city of Worcester Stands Tall, a public art event taking the city by storm from Monday, July 9 to Sunday, September 16. For 10 weeks this summer, Worcester’s streets, parks and open spaces are being brought to life by giant giraffes and giraffe calves. Individually designed, beautifully created, majestic giraffes as you’ve never seen them before!

Can’t make it in to town to collect your official activity booket? No bother! Sponsors of the booklet, Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be selling copies from HB1009 throughout the duration of the campaign. Booklets are priced at £3 with proceeds going to St Richard’s Hospice.*

*It would be great if you could bring the right change as we do not hold a kitty.

Many thanks,
Bronwyn Clifford