The St Andrews Charities Campaign represents the success of charity projects around the University.
These range from fashion shows, trips around Europe, balls and any of the creative ideas belonging to the multitude of students actively involved in funding a myriad of important causes.
On 4 October at Beacon Bar in the Union, the annual Charities Campaign Cheque Presentation was an evident symbol of this great success, with over £105,000 worth of funds stretching across forty different charities, both with national and international reach and impact.
Out of all of these worthy causes, the three nominated by students for this year (Médecins Sans Frontières, Wave Project and Fife Women’s Aid) received over £20,000 each, something that the Vice President of the organisation Robin Finley-Legg calls “a total that [they] are immensely proud of.”
Over £105,000 was raised between forty different charities. Perhaps most notable is Race2, one of the largest events run by the Charities Campaign in support of its three nominated charities. Functioning as an entirely student run annual European hitchhike, participants raced all the way to Munich this year, and the initiative’s success was evident in the fact that the event managed to raise its highest total so far, amounting to over £40,000.
With ever increasing standards and clearly innovative skills in place to continue to raise money for the Campaign, future success is not only a hope, but something which they look forward in the years that follow.
The Vice President enthusiastically says himself that “After such a great year, the bar has been raised again for the campaign to raise even more this year!”