Social Responsibility


Manchester celebrates #GivingTuesday

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:34:00 GMT

On 28 November the world celebrated #GivingTuesday, an international day to do ‘good stuff’, to recognise what is already being done and to encourage people to consider giving time, money or skills to support a worthwhile cause. Across the University’s campuses there was a whole host of events and activities to mark #GivingTuesday.

The Making a Difference Fair showcased 18 different initiatives and organisations which highlighted the variety of ways that our staff and students can give. There was something for everyone and many attendees have committed to giving – here is a snapshot:

The Swap Shop was also a great success as we donated nine bags of leftover items to Barnabus, a local homeless charity and encouraged attendees to recycle. Between the Swap Shop and the cake sale, we raised £170 for Lemn Sissay’s Care Leavers Christmas Dinner.

27 people learnt how to save a life with HeartStart CPR training sessions taking place on campus and in our Halls of Residence. These sessions continue the legacy of the University’s successful World Record attempt at the most people trained in CPR at the same time a few years ago.

We also held a mini health-related giving fair where even more people signed up to become Antibiotic Guardians and were trained up in CPR and basic life support skills. Staff and students were also able to sign up for blood and organ donation and find out what it takes to become a platelet donor as part of the NHS’s ‘Are you Gold Blooded?’ campaign.

Watch our short film about our #GivingTuesdy activities.

Follow #UoMGivingTuesday for more about how are staff and students give and visit our website to find out about the University’s commitment to Social Responsibility.

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