Charity Coordinator: Eleanor Douglas
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.
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.
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/