Tag : charity

RAG Week: Your Opportunity to Give

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Not heard of RAG yet? You should have. For those who don’t know, it is the fabulous society with members that wear those garishly bright-green T-Shirts, often with the collecting buckets in the Union – and so much more. And it’s all for charity. As one of the largest societies … Read More

Nepal earthquake appeal aims to reach £1,000

4 years ago / 0 comments

A Union society is aiming to raise £1,000 to help victims of the Nepal earthquake. Leeds Indian Student Association has launched a Just Giving page and a donation scheme to match £5 donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal. Volunteers will also hold a stall in the Union foyer from … Read More

Band Aid 30 – is it really as beneficial as it seems?

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Saturday the 16th saw the broadcast of Band Aid 30 on the X Factor Results show; Bob Geldof’s latest charitable act is attempting to raise money for the current epidemic of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The song saw the appearance of pop sensations such as One Direction, Sam … Read More

Society l Charity Netball Competition

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Netball Club are hosting a huge charity netball tournament and are calling for players and spectators. The event is in aid of Yorkshire charity, Candlelighters, “close to the hearts” of the society. Candlelighters offer support to the families of children with cancer. It is founded and run by the parents … Read More

Final 7k run to raise chemo funds

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A Leeds University student has raised over £1,000 after completing a series of mini-marathons to help fund her grandmother’s cancer treatment in Ukraine. Second-year International Development undergraduate, Natasha Mykhalchenko crossed the finishing line of her final 7k run of a total 70km challenge outside the Union on Friday. Natasha told The Gryphon, ‘After … Read More

ACTION’s Christmas Present Project NEEDS YOU!

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As Christmas is drawing ever closer it is a time to share, give and donate to those who are less fortunate that ourselves. For many families in Leeds struggling in poverty, Christmas can be a particularly difficult time of year. The Christmas Present Project, in partnership with St Vincent’s, aims … Read More

Leeds Busking Competition

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Nicola Reed talks to In The Middle about her upcoming Leeds Busking Competition that raises money for a brilliant cause, Simon on the Streets.   Coming to university has turned me into a philanthropist. I don’t know if it’s the angelic buzz you get from selfishly doing a selfless good … Read More

An Interview with the President of RAG

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The Gryphon interviewed RAG president Sarah Calvert to find out all about RAG and why it’s a society to watch. What is your role as President? My role is to look after the long term goals of the society and oversee everything that is going on. I do a bit … Read More

News | Richard Mayne charity appeal raises £14,556

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An appeal set up by MH17 victim Richard Mayne has raised £14,556 for children’s charity Kidasha. The JustGiving page, set up by the 20-year-old student for a Leeds RAG expedition to Everest in March, attracted over eight hundred donations, with a surge in support after his tragic death. Richard was … Read More

News | Charity lock-in at Love Leeds charity shop

5 years ago / 0 comments

Students have the chance to prove that one man’s rubbish is another man’s gold at an event tonight at the Love Leeds charity shop. The event is a lock-in in which a tote bag can be filled with as much as the buyer can find for £5, or a canvas … Read More