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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Classes on poverty inspire students to donate to local good causes

Second year Human Geography students have been learning about issues relating to poverty, deprivation and social exclusion in the UK. Alongside lectures on geographies of homelessness, food poverty, and mobility deprivation, students have had the chance to meet a range of guest speakers from local front-line organisations, charities and services. Guest speakers have included:
Lots of craft materials, puzzles, games and warm clothing  for Age UK day centres in Northamptonshire
Students have also been active in collecting donations for these organisations. In a fantastic effort this term, students have so far collected:

  • 70 items of toiletries and 20 cartons of UHT milk (all items urgently needed by local food banks)
  • 12 scarves, and several bags full of puzzles and craft materials for day centres for isolated elderly people;
  • several car boots full of food and clothing donations for local food banks.
Lots of items donated for the foodbank!
Providing some of the most-needed items for Spencer Bridge Foodbank

I have a feeling there will be another car boot full of items next week!...

Prof John Horton

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