UCL crowned Charity Week champions
They raised over £100,000
Ecstatic UCL students have outperformed their regional rivals to be crowned philanthropic National Champions for the sixth time, after raising £109,830.77.
The events were led by the UCLU Islamic Society, who collaborated with several other societies as part of the One Charity Week project.
The events primarily sought to raise money for orphans and children across the globe through the charity Islamic Relief.
Islamic Relief strive to “alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and diseases worldwide without regard to colour, race or creed and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner”.
Fundraising highlights included refugees speaking about their experiences at UCL, a huge circus in the main quad, 50 students pledging to climb Mount Snowdon and a charity dinner which saw a banana sell for £280 and a cake sell for £20,000, contributing to takings of over £35,000 in one night.
Charity Week bigwig Sabeeh Syed, said: “I am immensely humbled by the project. The ways in which people immersed themselves and worked together for such an amazing cause just goes to show what the power of unity can achieve.”