Since February, a number of students have helped raise money for Breast Cancer Care, by doing bucket collections at London Underground and National Rail stations across London.
Speaking about the University of Westminster volunteers, Robyn Carlson, Community Fundraising Executive for Breast Cancer Care, said: “We are so thankful to the students for coming out and helping us raise the money. I cannot stress enough that we wouldn’t have been able to raise the money without their help.”
The volunteering opportunities were promoted through the University of Westminster, which encouraged a large number of students to apply for the positions. The positions were posted on the University of Westminster Volunteering blog, as well as via our career interface for jobs and events called Engage, and the e-newsletter full of volunteering opportunities that regularly goes out to Westminster students.
On fundraising for Breast Cancer Care, Berekhet Berakhy from the University of Westminster’s Career Development Centre said: “I think it demonstrated the level of compassion that Westminster students have for their fellow human beings and in this case for all women that are suffering from or are at risk of developing breast cancer. I am sure every penny raised will be put to great use.
“On behalf of the Volunteering Services, may I congratulate every student involved and say how proud we all are to be associated with them.”
Hundreds of University of Westminster students volunteer each year, helping charities and other organisations provide essential services to the people of London, while developing a wide range of employability skills.