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Fundraiser success!

IMG_9066This week, to honour a former student and member of staff who worked in the School of Arts, Languages and Culture, we had a great fundraising event.  The staff member concerned was in our PS Admissions Team for about two years.  She died last October at the age of 24 and the team she worked with felt that they wanted to do something which would have been close to her heart and which would have a lasting legacy.

She originally did a Zoology degree here at Manchester and got involved in anything to do with animals.  She also loved the Vivarium at the Manchester Museum and used to volunteer here.

IMG_9083As you may know I support the Inspire Youth Group in Chorley, with 7-12 year olds who have few chances to go out anywhere – Its an amazing place, but unfortunately all the great activities provided are indoors. Kasia and I visited with frogs and reptiles recently and the children were obviously very interested in learning more about wildlife. Therefore, in memory and honour of our colleague, we plan to take the children out this summer to Brockholes nature reserve for the day, to do pond-dipping, butterfly and dragonfly identification.


We hope the visit will encourage each child to learn more about, and protect, local wildlife – and this would be our colleagues legacy.  As a result of this weeks fundraiser I am very pleased to say that we were able to raise enough funds to make this happen. Thank you so much to all who donated, were involved in and who attended the event, all those people who provided scrumptious cakes, and all who made the event so much fun – including our human fruit machine participants! 🙂


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