Warwick Economics Society is proud to support charitable causes through fundraising and hosting a range of successful events.
This year we will raise the profile of charities by hosting a range events throughout the year aimed at different charity works, focusing on global poverty, mental health and violence against women.
We plan to host a Faculty vs. Student Football Match, aimed at solidifying the relationship between staff and students in a fun and charitable environment. Having liaised with the department, the staff football team will consist of a range of lecturers across year groups to attract students of all ages to donate and play or watch the game.
We will host Exec Auctions, where Exec members perform different acts on stage to raise money through bids from the crowd. This is an exciting way for the members of the society to get to know the Executive Committee and become more involved with our work.
We are planning to create an Economics Society team to compete in the Tough Mudder 2019. Through regular training, we aim to bond the team and increase publicity in the run-up to the event. The extremity and dedication required by participants to complete a Tough Mudder will make this a highlight event of the upcoming year!
Last year’s charity work was marked by major collaborations with other societies at Warwick to host higher profile charity events on campus. ‘First Dates,’ a collaboration with Warwick RAG, matched 500 single students from across Warwick to find love on a series of date nights, raising over £3000 for the Meningitis Research Foundation.
Warwick Economics Society collaborated with Warwick RAG and Warwick Asian Society to host a spin-off of the TV show ‘Take Me Out.’ Panelists were nominated from members of all societies, attracting a crowd from a wide range of degrees to watch the nominees have their chance at scoring a date.
This was shortly followed by a charity rugby match against Warwick Finance Society, as an enjoyable way to support the society and raise funds towards the Alzheimers Society.
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.
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/