Hundreds raised for ShareAid
Staff from the University’s Seaborne Library organised a Caring Cups campaign. Throughout the last academic term, they encouraged staff and students across the institution to fill re-used disposable coffee cups with loose change. The cups were collected before Christmas – and an amazing £430.70 had accumulated!
Added to this, there was a bake sale, winter crafting workshops, a pop-up swap shop for pre-loved clothes and accessories, and toys were collected at Christmas for resettled children. Together, this raised an additional £450.
Lauren Holmes, Resources Assistant at Seaborne Library, said: “This year we decided to concentrate the efforts of the library’s Green Impact team on fundraising for ShareAid, which is such an important charity in Chester. The response has amazed us, and we’re so happy that staff and students from the University have been on board every step of the way. We’ve been trying to deal with the issue of disposable coffee cups for over a year now, and cleaning them out hasn’t been the most pleasant of jobs – but it’s worth it when we know that we’re saving up to 180 cups per day from going to landfill, and potentially ending up in the ocean.”