Students raise £47,000 for charity

The Northern Echo: Adam Moss, Duck publicity officer; with Chris Pocock, Krystina Warrington and David Morris, all officers at Durham Students' Union, in Durham Cathedral, pictured with the Duck mascot Adam Moss, Duck publicity officer; with Chris Pocock, Krystina Warrington and David Morris, all officers at Durham Students' Union, in Durham Cathedral, pictured with the Duck mascot

STUDENTS have raised £47,000 for charity.

Durham University students collected the money over the past academic year through various activities and stunts, staged under the umbrella of the Durham University Charities Kommittee (Duck).

The money will be split between ten good causes, chosen by students in a vote.

Duck chair Naz Atkinson said: “We are delighted to have such a large fund to give out to a range of truly worthy causes.

“We felt it was crucial to give all Durham students the opportunity to have a say about where this money goes.

“After all, it’s down to Durham students’ ongoing fundraising efforts that we’re able to generate so much money for these fantastic charities.”

The shortlisted charities are: Against Malaria Foundation, The Pratham Trust, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Medic Malawi, Camfed, Moving On Durham, Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue, Solar Aid, Mesarani Project and Kid’s Company.

Voting took place last week. The results are yet to be announced.

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7:06pm Mon 23 Jun 14

NOTODDEN says...

Tremendous achievement. Well done
Tremendous achievement. Well done NOTODDEN
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