Children in Need Day is on the way! This coming Friday why not take the opportunity to donate to a really worthy cause and clear your Library record at the same time?
That’s right, on November 14th we’ll be giving you the chance to donate any Library fines you have outstanding on your record to the Children in Need appeal.
If you haven’t encountered this charity initiative before, Children in Need is an annual fundraiser led by the BBC, that seeks to raise money for disadvantaged children right across the UK. For a glimpse of how money raised in the past has helped children and young people right here in the South West why not click here?
How it works:
- If you’ve got any outstanding Library fines then, rather than paying the money to us, we will be inviting you to donate the equivalent amount to the Children in Need Charity appeal. We will then clear the fine from your record.
- Donations can be made in person at any one of our Library desks (in The Forum, Research Commons or St Luke’s) any time during staffed hours on 14th November.
- Please note, donations must be cash only; we regret that we cannot accept charity donations via credit card or using our online payment system
- Library staff will also be collecting, so if you don’t have a fine to pay but would still like to contribute you will be welcome to do so!
Last year, with your help, we managed to raise an impressive £428 for the appeal. Will we raise even more this year? We hope you’ll take this opportunity to support a worthy cause and clear your Library record as you do so!
Many thanks to all who contributed to our “Donate your fines” appeal for Children in Need last week. We’re thrilled to have raised £428 for this worthy cause! Well done and thank you!
Thank you to everyone who chose to donate their Library fines to RAG’s Comic Relief appeal on Red Nose Day (Friday March 15th) rather than paying them to us. Thanks to the generosity of our Library users we managed to raise a whopping…
Roxanne Crabb, Forum Library Supervisor, was pleased to handover the money raised to members of the RAG committee who were thrilled with the amount we raised. This money will be added to the amount raised by RAG from other fundraising efforts and we should be able to publicise the the grand total raised very soon. The money will go to support a variety of charitable initiatives in the UK and abroad, do check out the Comic Relief website for more information.
Thanks again to all who gave so generously and got into the fun and giving spirit of Red Nose Day!
Here in the Library we’re always keen to support good causes, and to work with our students, which is why we’re happy to be teaming up with RAG to help raise money for Comic Relief.
Friday 15th March is Red Nose Day, a national fundraising appeal fronted by various celebrities including Lenny Henry, Jason Donovan and even Miss Piggy! The money raised will help a variety of good causes at home and abroad, for example: supporting victims of domestic abuse and young people living on the streets in the UK, or providing communities with fresh water and life-saving vaccines in Africa. Check out the Comic Relief website for more information.
RAG are running various events during Comic Relief week to raise money for Comic Relief – see their Facebook for more details – and as part of their campaign we’re offering you the opportunity to donate your Library fines to the cause.
On Friday 15th March, rather than paying your fines money to us we will be inviting you to donate the equivalent amount to RAG’s Comic Relief appeal. Donations must be cash only and made in person at one of our Library desks – we regret that we cannot accept charity donations via credit card or using our online payment system. We will also be collecting, so if you don’t have a fine to pay but would still like to donate you will be welcome to do so – please see Library staff.
We hope you’ll take this opportunity to give generously, support worthy causes, and clear any outstanding fines on your Library record!
Towards the end of last year the Library teamed up with the University’s RAG (Raising and Giving) society to help raise money for a number of local and international good causes including Isaac’s House, Devon Rape Crisis Service, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Force Cancer Charity, Exeter Community Action, The Eddystone Trust and Cancer Research UK. On the Friday of RAG week we gave Library users the chance to donate any fines on their account to RAG charities rather than paying them in the usual way.
Thanks to the generosity of Exeter University Staff and Students we raised a grand total of £353.65 for RAG. Library Customer Services manager, Kathy Baro, was pleased to pass this amount to RAG Committee members during a handover at the Forum Library.
The Library’s Kathy Baro with committee members from RAG
Thanks to all who contributed by donating fines to RAG’s array of worthy causes.
For more information on future RAG fundraising ventures do check out their webpages.
By donating their Library fines over the last two Fridays, our generous students raised an impressive £707.30, which this year will be shared between RAG charities and Children in Need!
Well done, and thank you very much!