Staff at the University of Cumbria have donated £1488.54 to the Lancashire Community Foundation flood recovery appeal to support individuals and families and vital community organisations and resident groups affected by Storm Desmond.
The funds were collected at staff Christmas lunches which took place on Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December. Staff donated £744.27 in cash which the university then match funded to make up to a total of £1488.54.
Lynn Bewley, Communications and Events Manager, said: “Staff and students have pulled out all the stops to support communities affected by the floods in a variety ways and we’re delighted that we can make this further contribution to such a vitally important fund.”
Earlier this week, the university’s schools and college liaison team lifted spirits by visiting 102 schools across North Lancashire and Cumbria to share information about how the university can support schools in getting pupils interested in higher education.