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!
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!
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! Last year’s ceilidh raised over £1000 for the amazing youth homelessness charity The Rock Trust!
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