Does the Uni sponsor individuals raising money for national charities?

QUESTION:
I was wondering whether the University is willing to sponsor individuals raising money for national charities?

My 11 year old daughter is swimming 2.5K (100 lengths of Stafford Leisure Centre pool) to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care on 27th April . As every £10 she raises will provide half an hour of Marie Curie Nursing care in a patient’s home, she is trying to raise £480 which would pay for 24 hours of care.

 
ANSWER:
The University is proud of the personal effort which many of its staff and students make to raise money for very worthy causes. We have many such initiatives from our workforce and unfortunately,  cannot be fair and equitable whilst it being affordable, if we support some or all of them. We are in the process of formalising our CSR work (Corporate and Social Responsibility) and will be holding activities on this during Staffest. I hope however that you can gain support locally – and wish your daughter good luck!

Does the University match funds for charity fundraising?

Question:

Goodmorning,

The staff in the Business School Office are hoping to do the ‘walk for life’ at Trentham Gardens in June. Will the University  match the funds raised by the staff as some other organisations do?

Regards.

Answer:

We are currently working on the University’s Charity Fundraising Plan to determine which charities we will support and our approach to charity fundraising activities in general.

Details of this will be publicised when final but please do keep us informed of any known activity in the meantime.

Thanks.