We are very proud to announce we had a committee member and a society shortlisted for the National Fundraising Awards.
Rose King the Charity Officer of the University of Chester Swimming & Waterpolo Club has been shortlisted for Student Fundraiser of the Year. Rose has been a committed charity officer for over two years for the club and has organised and help raise over £7,000 for different charities. Kieran Maj, Club Captain of Swimming & Waterpolo who nominated Rose said: ‘We are so proud of Rose she works tirelessly for charity and this year helped raise money for a charity close to my heart. Rose has been the heartbeat within the club to drive forward countless fundraising events’. Rose is currently in Nepal and unable to hear the fantastic news. Chester Students' union wish her all the luck with the awards.
(Photo: Rose King in the middle with the Women's Swimming Club)
The second shortlisted society is University of Chester Rotaract Society who have been nominated for Most Improved Student Fundraising group. Rotaract raised over £3,000 in 2017/18 a significant increase from £100 in 2016/17. Rotaract work with many different charities such as Purple Community Fund and Chester Aid for the Homeless (CATH). The society work closley with local Rotarary Clubs to maximise the work they do for community and local charities. On 1st December they raised £245 for the annual CATH Sleepout. A small society with only 20 members, the family ethos has enabled the society to drive forward in 2017/18.Emma White said 'We’re so happy to be shortlisted for this award. We’ve worked hard to improve both our annual collection numbers and increased volunteering hours. Rotaract has helped build friendships and bonds between members and the local community and we look forward to see what the future has to offer for the society'.
(Photo: Cover Photo of Rotaract Society)
The National Fundraising Awards are held on 22nd August 2018 at UWE Bristol’s and we wish Rotaract Society and Rose King and all our members and societies the best of luck.