They’ve been running half marathons, climbing mountains and getting on their bikes. Who are they? They’re Unite Students Team London and they have worked tirelessly over the Summer to raise as much as they can to support our Welcome Home project, providing a home starter pack for each of our new scholars in 2019/2020.
The Welcome Home project has received a fantastic amount of support and at time of writing, we are over two-thirds of the way to our £12,000 fundraising target. We want to make the transition to university as easy as possible for our new scholars and hope that the packs, containing bedding, towel and basic kitchen equipment can go some way to supporting them in their new surroundings. Team London have been instrumental in helping us achieve our total so far.
London Operations Manager, Frankie O’Connell is heading up the amazing team of supporters who have dedicated hours of their spare time to training. Frankie said…
“Team London decided to embark on physical activities this year in order to make sure we’re working on our health and fitness as a team, get the opportunity to work together and to try and make a difference for those that need it. We decided on the Hackney Half Marathon so that we could be a part of something in London where we all live and work. The Three Peaks was a really tough but rewarding experience. A few of us had always wanted to do it so we decided to go for it. It was obviously quite physically demanding but also it rained the whole time we were out there so it got mentally quite tough for us but we all managed to keep our spirits up to get through it! The bath at the end was luxury!”
So why the Foundation?
“Unite Foundation is so close to what we do every day that it made sense for us to support it. Helping students is what brings us all to work and we recognise that we add value to the lives of students each and every day. The Foundation adds value to those that really need the chance so we are happy to support it as best we can.”
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank the boys and girls of Unite Team London. Their hard work, commitment and aching muscles have paid for 20 Welcome Home Packs. That’s 20 fresh starts for our 2019/2020 cohort in their new homes.
Thank you to each and every one of you. Go team!
If you would like to donate to the Welcome Home project, you can do so here… http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/UFWelcomeHome