This summer we asked once again for students to Shift Your Stuff, donating any unwanted clothes, food and household items to us to help protect the environment and support local charities, rather than simply putting items in the bin.

The campaign was a great success and a huge 2.3 tonnes of clothes, bedding, kitchenware and food was donated on campus or left at Portswood collection points – we were even donated a printer!

Pre-sessional students were invited to attend a fundraising event in The Cube on Wednesday 05 July 2017 to stock up on essential items for the year ahead. Donations were encouraged for any chosen items and we are pleased to say over one hundred pounds was raised for RAG.

We have distributed items to local charities – Two Saints, Southampton Action, St Francis Animal Welfare and the British Heart Foundation. Electronics were sent to Jamie’s Computers.

Thank you to everyone who shifted stuff or made a donation at our fundraiser. Recycling and re-homing unwanted items protects the environment, raises money for good causes and hopefully it’s made packing for your next big move a little bit easier too!

Sam Higman, the Union’s Vice-President Welfare, says “I’m so pleased Shift Your Stuff has had another successful year; it’s a brilliant campaign which students really get behind to re-home their unwanted items, whilst supporting local charities at the same time. Let’s see how much we can collect next year!”

If you’ve missed our Shift Your Stuff campaign unwanted items in good condition are always welcome at local charities.

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