Students and staff hold fundraising events for Philippines

25 November 2013

Students and staff have been swift to respond to the typhoon disaster in the Philippines which have prompted an international appeal by the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee).

Fundraising events have been organised across the campus, including quizzes, bake sales, raffles and sponsored wearing of Christmas jumpers.

Ten students, who attended the Humanitarian Affairs Symposium in Manila earlier this year as part of an initiative co ordinated by the Careers Service, are spearheading a Give £1 appeal. Collection buckets can be found at till points in catering outlets across the campus, the Students’ Association and the Careers Service.

Head of Careers and Employability, Audrey McCulloch, said: “They are a fantastic group of students who put a lot of energy and commitment into their participation in the conference and to reflecting on the career and employability skills they developed as a result.  Now they are putting the same energy and commitment into fundraising for two charities they had a direct involvement with whilst they were in Manila.'

Debbie Hossick, in the Programmes Office, Glasgow School for Business and Society, and her colleagues are holding a cake bake sale on Thursday 28 November in the staff social space and refectory.

The School of Health and Life Sciences Fundraising Committee has been convened and it is planning a number of events over the next few weeks. On Thursday 5 December there will be a fun day in the refectory with attractions including a tombola, bake sale, games, and an open mic sessions for aspiring singers who will be accompanied by the GCYukes, a staff six piece ukulele band, who will also provide the music for a festive sing-a-long.

The School of Health and Life Sciences has just under 200 alumni in the Philippines, mostly nurses, many of whom will be actively contributing to the relief efforts and staff and the School is keen to show their support for the relief effort.

The Committee is also encouraging staff and students to wear a Christmas jumper on 13 December and donate £1 to Save the Children, one of the DEC charities providing aid to the Philippines. There will also be a quiz and bake sale in the School of Health and Life Sciences staff social space, and more fundraisers are planned.

A prize raffle will be held during the Glasgow School for Business and Society Away Day on 6 December. Staff members across the School have collected prizes including signed Ranges and Celtic footballs, afternoon tea in the Champagne Bar of the Grand Central Hotel, afternoon tea in Willow Tearooms and a meal for four in Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.

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