Tag : charity

News | Breast cancer charity tells girls to cop a feel

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The Uni Boob Team were on campus this week sending texts to students reminding them to have a feel of their breasts. Recruitment stations were outside the Union on Wednesday October 9 where members of the Boob Team were giving out information about what to look out for when checking … Read More

News | Union employee walks miles in son's memory

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Union employee Andrea Kerslake walked 82 miles on the Dales Way last week in memory of her two year old son Elliot, who tragically died earlier this year. Together with several friends, Andrea, who works in the Student Advice Centre, walked for five and a half days to raise funds … Read More

Edge staff put on Spin cycle

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Last Wednesday staff at the Edge got on their bikes in a bid to raise £18, 000 for charity. Students and staff battled each other in the Super Spin-a-thon to see who could cycle the furthest in an hour, with the winner being treated to tops signed by the Brownlee … Read More

Refectory food waste revealed

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The Refectory has wasted nearly £50 worth of food every day for eight months, this newspaper can reveal. According to figures from a Freedom of Information request submitted by this newspaper, more than £11,000 worth of food may have been wasted over this period. In correspondence, the University also revealed … Read More

Hikers’ memorial climb

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The Union’s Hiking Society has completed a charity hike in the Lake District in memory of their member who died last semester. Graham Connell, a former postgraduate student, died whilst leading a group of hikers on a hill walk in the Cairngorms. The society climbed to the top of Belncathra … Read More

Preview | A Play in a Day

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The Workshop Theatre, March 10th Comic Relief kicked off in style today with the cast of Fresh Meat appearing to deliver an impromptu comedy lecture on Leeds University Campus. With Red Nose Day only two weeks away, I met with Cordi Morrison and Tess Schofield to discuss LUU Theatre Group’s … Read More

Students to sleep outside for STAR

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Students are spending a night sleeping outside the Union to raise awareness of homeless asylum seekers. The sponsored ‘sleep out’, organised by Amnesty International and Student Action for Refugees (STAR) are raising money for Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS). The Sleep Out will take place on Monday … Read More

RAG reaches new heights

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Students will be putting on their walking boots and attempting to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro this summer. This year, RAG is hoping to send over 80 students to Tanzania to climb the world’s highest free-standing mountain in order to raise funds for children living in the developing … Read More

Fresh Meat in Leeds

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Don’t be surprised when you find Jack Whitehall in the Conference Auditorium instead of your normal lecturer; it’s all in aid of charity. The cast of hit Channel 4 show Fresh Meat will be doing a series of comedy sketch lectures on Friday for Comic Relief. The four cast members … Read More

Three hours in a row

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A rowing vice-captain has managed to row 50 kilometres inside the Union. Mike Lawson completed the non-stop row in 3 hours and  43 minutes, eating and drinking without halting his strokes. Lawson, a Geological Sciences student, began rowing two years ago when he started university. As a member of Leeds … Read More