Friday, 24 February 2012

KUSU Volunteers brave the cold for Momentum!

KUSU Volunteer Nicky at a previous Momentum collection

KUSU Volunteers give up thousands of hours across the year to good causes in Kingston. Whether that’s by volunteering regularly and really getting to know a charities work, running their own project or on one of our one-off opportunities. Just because it’s a one off doesn’t mean it can’t have a real impact on a charities work as Natalie a Fundraiser at Momentum explains.

Saturday 11th February dawned sunny with sub-zero temperatures! However, this didn’t stop several Kingston Uni volunteers from turning out once again to help Momentum ( a charity based in Kingston which supports children and their families in South West London and Surrey, who have cancer and life-limiting conditions.

Our request this year was for help to inflate heart-shaped balloons to hand out to passers-by, in return for a voluntary donation to our charity.  The volunteers helped us to collect in excess of £1,300!

This will help us with future projects in the Paediatric department at Kingston Hospital and will also be used to pay for treats and outings for very sick children.

Momentum often has volunteering opportunities at our fundraising events. Next up will be an 80s themed party on Ravens Ait Island in May.  We’ll be looking forward to plenty of help from student volunteers to make the event a success.

For more details on one-off projects and how to get involved see our website.

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