Charity Work

Each year we select a new charity to fundraise for, from Cardiac Risk in the Young in 2018-19 to The Rock Trust in 2019-20 to Health in Mind in 2020-21 and Shakti Women’s Aid in 2021-22.

Our 2021/22 Charity of the Year: Shakti Women’s Aid

We are supporting Shakti Women’s Aid this year as we are in awe of the incredible work they do. They have provided consistent help and support throughout the pandemic to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. They also provide vital services to migrant women and children who may not be recognised with the NHS and thus lack adequate healthcare. We are looking forward to supporting them and all the amazing work they do this year.

Isobel Ely, Charities Coordinator

One Day Relay

On Saturday the 25th of September 2020, the Geography Society committee and several of the university’s Geography Lecturers will be running around Edinburgh non-stop for 24 hours, taking an hour’s slot each to raise money for Scotland’s leading mental health charity, Health in Mind!

Autumn Ceilidh

Each October we host our autumn charity ceilidh, bringing over 100 students together for a night of ceilidh dancing, live music and amazing raffle prizes, all to raise money for fantastic causes! This year’s ceilidh raised over £1500 for the amazing Women’s Refuge Charity: Shakti Women’s Aid!

Our 2020/2021 Charity of the Year: Health in Mind

This year we have decided to support Health in Mind, an Edinburgh based charity who provide mental health services such as one-on-one counselling and community support projects for anyone struggling with their mental health, including students. While it is important to look out for other people during these unprecedented times, it is just as important to reach out for support if you are struggling and Health in Mind is a good place to start.

Sophie Penman, Charities Coordinator

Our 2019/2020 Charity of the Year: The Rock Trust

After raising £1307.50 at our Autumn Ceilidh and Annual Ball Raffle, the Rock Trust kindly invited members of our committee for a tour round their Crisis Centre to see some of the incredible work this will go towards in helping 16-25 year olds suffering from homelessness

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