Putting the FUN in Fundraising
The RAG Committee
Fundraising League Table
Every year we compile a league table of all our fundraising groups:
1. RAG - £37,842.43
2. Mountaineering - £10,850.45
3. UPSU Sport Relief Mile - £9,977.39
4. Hindu Society - £5,000
5. READ International - £1,511.73
6. Law Society - £882.97
7. Hockey - £880.01
8. Naked Calendar - AU - £818.67
9. Dance - £701.36
10. Pure FM - £687.68
11. Barnardo's - £683
12. SOS Africa - £604
13. VIP - £583.18
14. Amnesty - £552.79
15. Dodgeball - £438.32
16. Netball - £359.72
17. First Aid - £290
18. Tri Way - AU - £271
19. Cheerleading - £145.76
20. Sabbs - £143.44
21. Earth Society - £120.01
22. LGBT - £113.37
23. Taekwondo - £91.68
24. UPMED - £69.88
25. Football - £60
26. Racquet - £49.27
27. Mountain Bike - £27.04
28. UPSU Staff - £20.88
29. UPSU tv - £18.86
30. Politics and Debating - £13.66
If you want to get your fundraising added to the table then contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com to find out how!
Here at the Union, your fundraising efforts benefit a wide range of charities, and without your support, their great work wouldn't be able to happen! Here's what some of the charities we've supported have to say:
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Over £830 raised by students during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and from 'Pink Wednesdays' night.
"All the incredible support from Portsmouth students is making a huge impact upon our work. Together we’re finding the causes, improving services and developing better treatments for the 48,000 women and 300 men diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. Our scientists now believe that in 10 years time some forms of breast cancer will no longer be life-threatening and your support is helping us to make this vision into a reality- how amazing is that? Thank you so much from everyone at Breakthrough Breast Cancer"
Katherine Johnston, Community Fundraising Team.
The Mary Rose Trust
Over £270 raised by Athletic Union students from the Tri-Way tournament.
"In 1545 The Mary Rose sank in the Solent, off Portsmouth. In 1971 her position was discovered and divers began to recover her treasures – some 19,000 have since been recovered. In 1982 the hull was raised and has since been undergoing a lengthy period of conservation. Students at the University of Portsmouth have long supported the Mary Rose Trust, with donations and as volunteers, as we work to build a new museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to house the ship and her artifacts. Once the new museum is open we hope that students will come to see this wonderful facility. There are also many opportunities to volunteer, both in the Museum and supporting our education programme and if you’d like more information please contact us on 023 9275 0521."
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
£587.28 was raised by Cheerleading, Rag and the Athletic Union throughout the 2011/12 academic year.
"Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Our Family Support Workers become a trusted part of the family providing help wherever and whenever it is needed, without fail. A Rainbow Family Support Worker can be the difference between coping with the serious illness of your child, and your family falling apart. The £587 raised by the Cheerleading club and Athletic Union at Portsmouth University will allow us to keep our 24 hour helpline open for an entire month. The work of Rainbow is to help families relieve some of the stress of having a sick child, be someone to talk to, someone to let off steam to and someone who is there when they are needed, even if that is in the middle of the night."
Rowena Bentley, Community Fundraising Coordinator.
VIP raised £228.48 through a coffee morning selling hot drinks and cake.
"University of Portsmouth students recently held an Independent Age event to help us continue our vital work of supporting older people in need across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Students raised a fantastic £228.48 towards our work, which in real terms would pay for 11 warm packs that are bursting with essential items, helping to keep an older person warm during the cold winter months such as a lap rug, some bed socks and gloves. Or the money could fund 22 hours of participation in a Live Wires telephone book group, giving older people the opportunity to interact with others. Warm packs and Live Wires groups are essential to keep older people warm in winter and are also great at combating social isolation and loneliness, which we know are major problems for a great number of older people today."
Amy Scrivener, Fundraising Officer.