UK Kingston University Students raise over £3000 for WFP in Haiti!
In just one week London based Kingston University students Morris, Tyna and Bemi, 3 of the 30+ Kingston students who joined forces from various societies helped to raise more than £3000 to support WFP in the wake of the devastating Haiti earthquake.
The key to their success? - working with other societies. “Working together with other societies was the greatest part” Tyna a United Nations Associations Kingston University (UNAKU) society member and law student said. To generate as much support as possible they attacked all areas and everyone on campus: “We sent out a lot of emails to staff and faculty which was crucial to getting them involved and aware of what we were doing… and they [professors] made announcements in class”
The week long fundraiser finished with a Friday night party which cost £3 to attend. It included live music from various music societies, break-dancers, raffle draws, dance competitions and it didn’t stop there; they even auctioned off cheerleaders and football players!
“It was really diverse, unplugged and lots of people showed up”. Morris Marah, president of WFP Kingston Society said.
Bemi, president of the skate boarding Society helped draw the crowds in for the final party night and organize raffle prizes from local businesses. He comments that “Lots of societies that didn’t get involved want to be involved next time”
As Morris says working together for a cause is the best way to raise awareness and funds. “That makes them [organizations] want to reach out to young people more, if they think you care.”
Through their incredible efforts Kingston University students have provided over 180,000 school meals to children in Haiti.
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