Staff and Students at Staffordshire University helped raise over £3,000 for The Horizon Fund and mental health charity, North Staffs Mind.
Students from low-income backgrounds see finance, particularly travel and living costs, as a huge barrier to higher education. The funds raised by our staff and students will help ensure that many of these students are now able to access financial support through our Horizon Fund.
Staff and Students at Staffordshire University helped raise over £3,000 for the University’s Horizon Fund and local Staffordshire mental health charity, North Staffs Mind.
The total raised was split with both charities receiving £1,500 each. It follows a string of successful fundraising events including a Charity Cookbook created using recipes submitted by Staffstaff, the University’s Winter Fair, dress down days and raffles, along with online donations.
Professor Martin Jones, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer at Staffordshire University was on hand to present a cheque of £1,500 to Kate Boundy, Chief Executive a North Staffs Mind. The cheque presentation was made at the University’s new flagship building, The Catalyst in Stoke-on-Trent.
Kate Boundy, Chief Executive at North Staffs Mind said:, “Our friends at Staffordshire University are simply amazing. Raising £1500 for us during the pandemic was a brilliant team effort and we would like to say a huge thank you to staff and students.
“In the last 12 months our services have helped the mental wellbeing of over 8,000 adults, children and young people. As a local mental health charity, we wouldn’t be able to support so many local people without the kind donations that we receive.”
The Horizon Fund was launched at Staffordshire University in 2013, bringing together those who wish to undertake charitable giving on any scale, with students who are most in need of financial assistance. Since its launch over 1,000 students have received bursaries, scholarships or opportunity awards ranging in value from £20 to £2,000.
Deb Sanderson, Head of Development and Alumni Relations added:, “We’re delighted to have worked alongside North Staffs Mind and the Horizon Fund with our corporate fundraising initiatives over the past two years and are proud to have raised such a fantastic amount for both charities.”
“Students from low-income backgrounds see finance, particularly travel and living costs, as a huge barrier to higher education. The funds raised by our staff and students will help ensure that many of these students are now able to access financial support through our Horizon Fund.”
For more information on North Staffs Mind please visit https://nsmind.org.uk/
For more information on The Horizon Fund please visit: https://giving.staffs.ac.uk/campaigns/horizon-fund#/