Staff Charities Fund Quiz 2016 Fund-raising

Quiz 2016 Stirling Carers presentationGenerous University of Stirling staff and postgraduates have raised £800 at a Charity Pub Quiz.

The quiz took place at the Birds and Bees on 21 October and the beneficiaries are Stirling Carers [pictured] and Parkinson’s UK, who each receive £400.

The Staff Charities Fund team would like to thank everyone who participated and who kindly supplied raffle prizes. we would also like to thank the Birds and Bees and their staff for their hospitality.

Staff Charity Rounders Match success

Staff Charities Fund Pres 2016 Start Up StirlingThanks to all staff and PhD students who formed a rounders team for the match in June.  With fundraising and matched-funding obtained by Santander colleagues including Claire, pictured, we raised a fantastic £1,060. 

The two charities who have benefitted from this were the Start-Up Stirling food bank (volunteer Joanie is pictured, right, with the team) and Action In Mind, a Stirling-based mental health charity.

The Staff Charities Fund team would like to thank all who participated, our Santander colleagues and give a special thank you to Graeme Matheson for his enthusiasm and organisational skills.

Staff Charities Fund Rounders Match – get your team together!

Staff and PhD students, dust down your bats and brush up your technique…  The match will take place at the Gannochy on Friday 3 June with registration at 17.30h for a 18.00h start. Get your team of 8-10 people together and register online: http://www.stir.ac.uk/charity/  There is a limit to the number of teams we can have playing on the night so get in there quick!  This is a charity event and the fee per person is £10; we will come round the week of the match and collect fees from your team captain.

If you can’t play come along and support your colleagues – this can get seriously competitive! -  contact the staff Charities Fund on  scf@stir.ac.uk for more info.  Thanks.

Race For Life May 2016 - Register now!

The University of Stirling Staff Charities Fund is looking forward to seeing many members of staff and students walking, jogging or running for the Race for life that will take place on campus on 15 May.

If you would like to opportunity to get 5K fit and to train with colleagues and others, we recommend joining this Couch to 5K training opportunity on campus! Training starts on Wednesday, 9 March at the Sports Centre.

There is no cost attached for students and staff of the University of Stirling, and members of the sports centre. To register a space for either group please contact our sports reception on 01786 466900.

Staff Charity Fund Quiz 2015

SCF team presenting cheque to SAMHThe Staff Charities Fund Committee presented cheques to Riding for the Disabled, Forth Valley Branch and to the Scottish Association for Mental Health on Tuesday 26 January 2016.

Members of the Staff Charities Fund Committee held a quiz on 23 October at the Birds and the Bees.  Thanks to them and the hard work on the night by Claire Johnstone of Santander’s University of Stirling Branch selling seats and raffle tickets, plus matched funding kindly received from Santander, each charity has benefitted by £703.05.

Megan Stobo, Community Fundraiser at SAMH commented:

“A huge thank you to the Stirling University Staff Charities Fund who very kindly chose to fundraise for SAMH at their recent pub quiz. The funds raised on the night will go such a long way in helping promote good mental health and wellbeing, suicide prevention and challenging stigma all across Scotland. We are so grateful to everyone who attended the event for their generosity and support!” 

Liz Patton, of Riding for the Disabled, Forth Valley Branch, commented:

“Forth Valley Riding for the Disabled Group has been based at Greenhead Farm in Alva for 5 years now. The group provides therapeutic equine sessions for many types of children using horses lent to them by horse owners at the livery yard.  It is of benefit to children with physical disabilities, emotional and behavioural difficulties and children on the autistic spectrum, building strength, lessening anxieties and increasing confidence.

Staff Charities Fund Committee presenting cheque to Forth Valley RDA“The group is gradually building its base at the yard and depends on donations to improve facilities. We are delighted, therefore, to receive such a generous sum from the Stirling University Staff Charity Fund and topped up by the Santander Group. We would like to thank all those involved in this for their generosity.”

Peter Hancock, Chair of the Staff Charities Fund commented:

“We are grateful to everyone who helped stage the pub quiz and to all those who came along to it. Our next initiative is a ‘Couch to 5K’ group, leading to participation in a Race for Life here in May. That will be followed by a rounders match in the summer.”

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