Charity

Charity Coordinator: Eleanor Douglas

Warwick Economics Society Charity

Warwick Economics Society is proud to support charitable causes through fundraising and hosting a range of successful events. This year we will be supporting Mental Health UK and Alzheimer’s Research, following our track record of support for NPH International, Anthony Nolan and UNICEF.

2017-18

This year so far the society has collaborated with Warwick RAG to host ‘First Dates’, raising over £3000 for the Meningitis Research Foundation and bringing over 500 single students from across Warwick together to find love, on a series of date nights on campus.

Coming up, we have collaborations planned with Warwick RAG and Warwick Asian Society to bring students ‘Take Me Out’. As well as this the society will be hosting charity sports matches, including rugby, netball and football, for our executive committee and members.

2016-17

Warwick Economics Society elected to support UNICEF in the 2016-17 academic year, raising over £12,000 over the year through the FAST24 campaign and our charity bungee jump, sponsored by EY.

We were one of the lead societies in the FAST24 campaign on campus and received national recognition from UNICEF for our participation in the campaign, which saw Exec and members raise almost £7,000.

Our charity bungee jump then saw 30 members raise a total of over £5,000 for the charity by conquering their fears and taking on a 160ft freefall in February 2017.

UNICEF (2016-17)

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and child rights. It was created by the United Nations in December 1946, after World War II, to provide food, clothing and healthcare to European children who faced famine and disease.

In 1953 the UN General Assembly extended UNICEF’s mandate indefinitely. It now works in more than 190 countries with families, local communities, business partners and governments, to help every child reach their full potential. They’re ready to respond rapidly when emergencies strike, delivering life-saving help for children within 48 hours. In everything they do, the most vulnerable children have priority.

In the UK, UNICEF UK raises funds for emergency and development work, and works to change government policies that restrict child rights in the UK and abroad. UNICEF is the only organisation specifically named in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a source of expert assistance and advice on which governments can call. UNICEF UK was founded in 1956 and is a registered charity. They are funded by voluntary contributions and receive no funding from the UN budget.

Thanks to their supporters, UNICEF UK raised £95 million for their work with children in 2011, including over £48 million to help children in emergencies. For more information on UNICEF UK, please visit the website http://www.unicef.org.uk/

Exec Members Jonathan Guna and Phoebe Tucker visit UNICEF’s offices in London.