Hi I’m Sam, the JCR’s Charities Officer! At Exeter there’s always loads of charities stuff going on, and it’s my job to help out in any way I can. There’s a little more about me over on the “Your Exec” page.
So, what sort of things go on at Exeter? Every term the JCR votes on a charity to support, which is a great way to raise awareness and money for a wide range of causes. Anyone can nominate a charity – its actively encouraged! We also have our very own college charity, ExVac, which we raise money for all year round, and a collaborative project run by the three colleges on Turl Street (Jesus, Linoln, Exeter) called Turl St Homeless Action – more on those later.
What else? Both myself and others will be fundraising during the term, so look out for a wide range of charities-related events. All charity work is welcomed at Exeter, so if you have any suggestions for fundraising, raising awareness etc that you would like to be put into action then let me know!
And there’s more – the university-wide charities network, RAG (Raise and Give), also run loads of events throughout the year to get involved in. I’ll keep you up to date with all of this via my charities mailouts.
Questions/thoughts/ideas? Get in touch!
ExVac, Exeter’s student-run charity organises and runs holidays for underprivileged children from the Oxfordshire area, who are put in contact with us by social services. The children often come from broken families, suffer from abuse or poverty, or are young carers, so the holiday is a chance for them to have a break, have fun and enjoy being a kid. It is often the first holiday they have ever been on! Students from Exeter get involved by leading the holidays and holding committee positions involving fundraising or organisation of the holidays. Find out more at www.exvac.co.uk
Turl Street Homeless Action:
Turl St Homeless Action is a volunteer network run by students. Working on a fortnightly rota our volunteers provide hot drinks, snacks, soup and sandwiches to the people living on Oxford’s streets every night. It’s also a really low time commitment project! Find out more at the Facebook page: