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05
Apr

The Red Box Project: A Round-Up

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Hi everyone! It’s Charlotte, your Community and Volunteering Officer. After 24 days, three donation points and countless support from students, the community and SUSU, the Red Box Project has come to an end.

We finished distributing the donations yesterday, and as you can see from the car there’s no way we could’ve estimated just how successful this project would be! I am so unbelievably grateful for every single person who took the time to donate.


Across all the campuses we received:

71 packs of sanitary towels
70 boxes of tampons
7 packs of liners
4 mixed bags
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30
Nov

Holiday Food Drive: One CAN Make a Difference!

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What is the Students’ Union Food Drive?

Hi everyone, it’s Charlotte, your Community and Volunteering Officer for 2018/19! I’m here to announce a project I have been working on with the External Engagement team and the Students’ Union to help support the local community over the holidays.

From now until Tuesday 18 December, there is a food drive collection point on Highfield Campus (Building 42) which we hope will make a big difference to the lives of people in our local community. I, along with the External Engagement zone of the Students’ Union, have launched this project because the current levels … Read the rest

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19
Dec

Our Christmas Shoebox Donations

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Throughout November and December 2017 we ran our Christmas Shoebox appeal alongside our Homed society, encouraging donations of a small box of essential items or gifts that would mean a great deal to those in need in Southampton.

In total 53 shoe boxes were donated and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved! The shoe boxes were donated earlier today to Two Saints Day Centre, who were very grateful and expressed how the boxes would go a long way in supporting the work they do.

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21
Nov

Be Santa for the Homeless with our Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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Be Santa for the homeless this year by sending a Christmas shoebox to those in need through our Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

This Christmas we are working in partnership with Homed, one of our societies which supports homeless people living in Southampton, and Two Saints, a Southampton-based charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable. In this season of goodwill and gift-giving, we are giving back to the local community by preparing small boxes of essentials and gifts which would mean a great deal to those in need.

Some items to include in a shoebox may include:

  • Toiletries (shower gel,
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23
Oct

RAG Breastival: Rescheduled for 03 December

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#SotonFreshers may have finished, but we’ve got some fantastic events to keep you partying until the end of semester!

It may seem like a while to go yet, but from our experience the term will fly by – so we’ve got lots planned for you to look forward to!

Go out with a bang and raise money for charity all at once at Southampton RAG’s Breastival on Saturday 03 December at 18:00.

For the second year in a row, RAG are working in collaboration with MuSoc to source some amazing local musicians – all in the name of fighting … Read the rest

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28
Jun

Shift Your Stuff

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Following on from the success of our first collection of unwanted goods as part of our Shift Your Stuff campaign, the second collection will be taking place tomorrow, Tuesday 30th June.

The Shift Your Stuff campaign is designed to help you clear out any bits that you no longer need or want and then rehome them with people or charities, such as incoming students, animal shelters or homeless shelters, that can make good use of them when you no longer need them. Not only will this be helping other people but it will also be helping to keep the environment … Read the rest

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04
Nov

SUSU supports Children in Need    

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The University of Southampton Students’ Union is proud to support Children in Need this year with a fundraising day on campus. Last year when SUSU  participated in the national fundraising effort, they raised just over £1018.27: a total which we hope to exceed this year.

On 5 November the event will kick off at 10am on the Redbrick with Surge’s DJs presenting a special Children in Need-themed show from their usual iconic blue tent. The DJs will be coming up with some challenges to encourage students and staff of the Union to make donations and raise awareness for the charity. … Read the rest

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27
Jun

Save money when moving out

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Exams may be over but June can often be a stressful time as students hurriedly attempt to pack up all worldly belongings ready to take back home or to transport to another student dwelling. To make it a little bit easier, here are some top tips to help you save a bit of money when vacating your property.

 

Sell your stuff: You’ll often find that as soon as you start packing, you realise that you actually have a lot of stuff you don’t use or want anymore. If you haven’t used something in the past 12 months it’s probably … Read the rest

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24
May

The Big Give – Amazing Result!

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Last month saw the launch of a brand new fundraising initiative from the Raise and Give team at SUSU, which  saw a week of ambitious activity across the whole of the University of Southampton to promote the message Give £1 and Change a Life.

The results of The Big Give were truly amazing  – in just 5 days the team helped to raise an outstanding £6,612.61! This total will be added to the donations made throughout this academic year, with the final amount being split equally between the nominated charities Southampton Samaritans, The Anthony Nolan Trust and … Read the rest

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28
Nov

RAG hit the £10,000 milestone!

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We have received some fantastic news from the RAG (Raise & Give) team, who have recently sailed past the £10,000 milestone with the money they have raised so far this academic year!

The team started counting at the beginning of the term and the current counted total stands at a huge £10,375.65.

Each year RAG raise money for three nominated charities, with this year’s being Samaritans Southampton, Marrow and Water Aid.

The most successful event for RAG so far was their St Mungo’s Raid in London, and the Boxing Club has raised the most money at £2,792.49.… Read the rest

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