Charities to benefit from student fundraisers

North-east charities are set to benefit from the fundraising efforts of Aberdeen students with around £75,000 up for grabs for local good causes.

Aberdeen University Students’ Association (AUSA) and the Aberdeen Students’ Charities Campaign (ASCC) are about to start their new term and they are looking for applications for disbursement from a variety of charities in the Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire area.

They expect to have around £75,000 to distribute from money raised from their annual Charities Campaign.

Every year the Charities Campaign at AUSA raises thousands of pounds for local good causes through popular events such as the Student Show, the largest student-led show of its kind in Britain where classic films and plays are given an Aberdonian twist.

The students also organize the annual Torcher Parade, which this year saw more than 80 torch bearers lead a procession of over 2,500 students in fancy dress and 50 floats through the city centre.

Other smaller scale events such as the The Hallowe’en Monster Ball, a Fashion Show, Bagpack Blitz and many other fundraising activities are planned throughout this year and into next year which are expected to further boost the coffers of the Charities Campaign.

The Campaign is now in its 91st year and AUSA President for Charities, Adam Khan, said he was hoping that this year would prove even more successful and that a greater number of local good causes can receive support.

“This is an incredibly exciting year for us at AUSA and at the ASCC,” he added.

We’re really looking forward to hosting some fantastic events and really making a difference for our local community!

“Our student volunteers put it lots of hard work over the course of the year and we want as many Aberdonians as possible to benefit.”

“Over the last five years we have worked together to raise over a quarter of a million pounds and it would be great to see even more local charities being a part of the historical Charities Campaign.”

Any student in the city interested in either Further or Higher education interested in joining the Charities Campaign should contact Adam by emailing pres.charities@abdn.ac.uk

Donations to the Campaign can be made online at www.justgiving.com/ascc/donate and application forms for disbursement can be found online at www.ausa.org.uk/disbursement and should be returned to Disbursement Applications, Aberdeen Students Charities Campaign, Butchart Centre, University Road, Aberdeen, AB24 3UT. The closing date for Disbursement applications is the 19th of September 2012.