Regent’s staff and students raised an impressive £968 for charity on Friday 12 December through buying raffle tickets and wearing colourful festive sweaters as part of the Save the Children Christmas Jumper initiative.
Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, will receive £710 from the raffle collection and £258 will be donated to Save the Children.
Caroline Hughes, Centrepoint Relationship and Events Assistant, said: “Thank you to everyone involved at Regent’s University London for all their hard work and energies spent raising funds and awareness for Centrepoint.
“We support over 8,400 homeless young people every year and £710 is a life-changing sum of money. It could be spent on 142 hot meals or smart clothes for over 20 young people, enabling them to attend life-changing interviews, attend school or college and ultimately move forward with their lives. We are truly grateful to Regent’s for their amazing support and hope to work with them in the future.”
Save the Children are still accepting contributions for Christmas Jumper Day and £2 donations can be made by texting TEAMRUL to 70050. Centrepoint are also accepting donations via their website - http://centrepoint.org.uk
Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice Chancellor, said: “Thank you to everyone who contributed towards raising this money. I know that these two excellent charities will appreciate the donations, especially at Christmas time, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve next year.”