Brighton University Students Raise £1400+ for ImpetusPosted on 27th June 2014 by Seb Feast
Last week, University of Brighton students carried out some fundraising activities for Impetus. Their hard work generated a total of £1437.86! We think that’s an impressive figure for the short time they had, and all of us are feeling very grateful. Matt Day (manager of ASpire, Interact, and Better Futures) visited the uni today to personally give our thanks and collect the cash donations.
Physical donations make up the main bulk of the funds raised by the students, the remainder coming from online through Believe.in. However, thanks also go to Santander for half of the total – the money initially raised by the students was £718.93, but the bank generously matched that funding so that their efforts would have an even greater impact.
It’s brilliant news that they were able to raise this money, as every donation to Impetus, big or small, helps us to support vulnerable adults throughout Brighton and Hove. It’s important that we are able to empower those who need it most in our society.
The students gathered donations by offering cupcakes, raffle tickets, and healthy snacks to people at the university’s Moulsecoomb Campus. We thought the snack cocktails were a novel idea. The poster they designed to market them features a tray of the products, each complete with their own cocktail umbrellas.
This ‘Charity Challenge’ was a practical learning experience part of UltraViolet, a 5 day entrepreneurship summer course provided by the University of Brighton. It’s great that the university can support charities in this way, with fundraising and awareness, while educating students with hands-on activities to improve their business skills.
Again, we’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved with the Charity Challenge, and hope that the course goes on to thrill many more local charities in the future.