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College Students Raise Over £900 for Fire-Stricken Australia

This week (20-24 January 2020) is Sustainability Week on campus and some of our Higher Education students have been doing their bit to encourage us to be more resourceful, while also raising money for some great causes.

On Tuesday 21 January a host of students from our Animal Sciences and Wildlife Conservation HE course were out and about around campus in order to help raise awareness of the horrific events unveiling in Australia.

As the toll on wildlife continues, these students felt the need to do their bit to help their cousins on the other side of the planet, specifically considering the toll these events have had on biodiversity, and what better time to do so than during Sustainability Week.

Led by programme leader Maureen Collins, the students held events all throughout site, such as a tombola, raffles, and animal-themed art sales, and, at the time of writing, the total raised is over £900 and continues to rise.

This is a fantastic effort and we would like to congratulate these students and staff for achieving such a large amount in such a short time; a total this high only illustrates how important fundraising for causes like these is to our students.

All funds raised will be donated to Australian Bush Fires Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in order to help with veterinary costs, Koala milk and supplements, extra holding and rehabilitation enclosures as well as reptile and small invertebrates support.