Social Responsibility

Purple Wave

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:19:00 GMT

In 2016, the University raised over £75,000 for charity through the Great Manchester 10K.

Over 1,100 staff and students took part in the run and the University beat the record for the biggest non-charity team entry into the race. The money that was raised was split between the British Red Cross, Marie Curie and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, alongside other charities of the individual runner’s choice.

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor of the University, and Seren Bundy-Davis, who represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games in Rio in August, supported the project last year.

This year the Great Run Team has promised the University our own starting time and purple wave. In order to secure this we must reach our target of engaging 3,000 staff and students in the run. We are very excited about this opportunity to raise money for worthwhile causes and to create a buzz within the University community.

Yet again we will be running in the University purple and will be joined by our mascot ‘BarnaBee’ the bee. One of the charities that proceeds will go towards this year is the Equity and Merit Scholarship scheme. Find out more about how to join the purplewave on the Sport Manchester website.

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