Here are the Sussex societies raising money during isolation

At least some good has come out of being stuck inside

Times are tough, but Sussex students are tougher, and when not getting buzzcuts or making banana bread, Sussex societies have been working hard during lockdown to raise money for the NHS and charitable causes, not to mention raising some good ol’ fashioned community spirit whilst they’re at it.

In case you missed it, here’s what our students have been up to:

USWFC’s ‘Kick 5, nominate 5’

University of Sussex Women’s Football Society have been fundraising in memory of third team goalkeeper, Charlotte Swift, who sadly passed away this month. These ladies decided to raise money for Last Chance Animal Rescue, a charity close to Charlotte’s heart, by creating their very own ‘kick 5, nominate 5’ Instagram challenge.

Despite a goal of £250, the team have raised a whopping £3,650, and this number continues to rise. Huge respect to USWFC and everyone who participated in the challenge! You can donate to Charlotte’s cause here.

Sussex Netball’s Run for the NHS

Sussex Netball Society are running the length of the UK (!!!) in order to raise money for our much-loved NHS. Of course, this is no easy feat, but working together these guys have already run 700 of 1,400 kilometres. An incredible £1,000 was raised in the first 24 hours alone, and since then the total has risen to over £3,000! Support was shown on twitter by England Netball captain, Serena Guthrie, helping spread the message far and wide.

The challenge is set to last ten days, so there is still plenty of time to donate on their Just Giving page.

Brighton & Sussex Marrow’s #HeroAtHome

Brighton & Sussex Marrow Society, who fundraise all year round for stem cell charity Anthony Nolan, are working especially hard to raise money for their emergency appeal, which will help to keep money and resources available for those battling blood cancer during the coronavirus pandemic.

In light of the cancellation of the Rough Runner, which many of the committee and volunteers were hoping to participate in, the team have had to think more creatively about how they can raise money from home. They’ve organised a raffle in collaboration with Brighton-based tattoo artist, Abbie, who will be giving a free tat to a lucky winner at Heartbreaker Tattoo (once it is safe again). Tickets are £5 each, and all proceeds go to Anthony Nolan. Enter by donating to the Just Giving page, here!

In total, these Sussex societies have raised over seven thousand pounds for their chosen charities – well done to everyone involved, let’s keep it up Suss!