Tag : charity

News | Campus hosts Little Fringe Festival

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Students aspiring to show off their arty side have had the ideal platform this week thanks to the launch of the Little Leeds Fringe Festival, which has been a huge success across campus. The event saw the launch of fashion shows, auctions and art performances. The success of the event, … Read More

News | Leeds goes looking for love

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RAG played Cupid last Sunday in an attempt to provide the perfect solution for post-valentine’s day disappointments with a speed dating event. The evening, which took place in Norman’s Bar on Call Lane, was a relatively intimate affair. It attracted a crowd of 40 students, all of whom will be … Read More

News | Leeds Marrow cycle for Cash

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Leeds Marrow have cycled for a whopping 24 hours as part of their ‘Miles4Marrow’ campaign. The 20 volunteers raised £332.46 in total for the Anthony Nolan charity, which performs lifesaving work running the stem cell donor register to find donors for people suffering from blood cancers, such as leukaemia. The … Read More

Interview | Matthew Neil – Meet and Travel Together

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While coming in contact with international students is a daily occurrence for many of us, meeting Asylum seekers is less common. Asylum seekers are people who have fled their home, who arrive in another country and remain in that country until a decision is made regarding their application to stay. … Read More

News | 'Color Me Rad' to be the new charity fad

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‘Color Me Rad’ is the 5k race that will make you a lot more than just red in the face. This new charity run, which debuts in Leeds in May, pelts participants with blue, green, pink, purple and yellow colour bombs along the journey. ‘Color Me Rad’ has been a big success … Read More

News | Student sets record for planking

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A student has broken the Edge’s female planking record with an impressive time of eight minutes, 20 seconds. After four tense minutes, the student was the last competitor left planking. She surpassed the original record by two minutes, 10 seconds and was only a few seconds off the male plank … Read More

News | LSTV raises thousands for children

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LSTV has raised over £2,000 in its annual marathon broadcast for Children in Need, smashing last year’s record by more than £300. The epic programme was broadcast live from the Union foyer for seven hours. The show included several challenges, including a Bake-Off, and spin offs of Children in Need … Read More

Comment | In praise of the 'chuggers'

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High streets up and down the country are populated with what are pejoratively called “chuggers” (charitable muggers) who ask you to give money for a good cause whilst getting paid a wage. The extremely negative reactions to these usually cheery students betray a very interesting worldview. By way of comparison, … Read More

Lifestyle | Go Sober for October

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As a student, staying sober for a month might be daunting thought. But for over 31,000 ‘sober heroes’ in the UK it’s a great opportunity to support a good cause. This October Macmillan Cancer Support offer the perfect opportunity to raise money for one of the UK’s leading cancer support … Read More

Books | Oxfam Books Headingley

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Ever wondered what it takes to run a charity bookshop in a student town? Or ever thought about the hidden gems that can be found among the piles of books in the storeroom? Last week LSi ventured down to the Oxfam bookshop in Headingley, determined to find out what it … Read More