1st January 2018

Staff and students from Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) in Lincoln raised money for charities at events over the festive period.

The BGU Christmas Carol Service on 5 December, held in the magnificent surroundings of St Hugh's Choir in Lincoln Cathedral, took £355.33 during the collection for the staff and Students’ Union (BGSU) chosen charities.

This year’s staff charity is The Book Bus. The Book Bus aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa, Asia and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them.

This year BGSU, through their annual Raise and Give campaign, have chosen St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice as their charity.

St Barnabas’ mission is to ensure all individuals facing the end of their life in Lincolnshire receive dignified, compassionate care when they require it and where they ask for it.

In addition, donations at BGU’s staff Christmas lunch and Winter Wine and Songs of the Season event in December raised a total of £266.45 for the BGU Foundation Fund.

The BGU Foundation Fund was set up by the Alumni of BGU to support projects that enhance the student experience and help make a difference to other peoples’ lives. Wellingore WI for Community Music Provision also made a donation of £100 to the Foundation Fund.