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Bath Spa University staff and students raise money for WaterAid

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019

Staff and students at Bath Spa University have raised over £1550 for WaterAid, the international charity that enables the world’s poorest people to access safewater, sanitation and hygiene education.

Nearly £800 was raised through the weekly Ecumenical Chaplain’s Soup Lunch, hosted by Father Bill, the University’s Catholic Chaplain, and held in the Students’ Union. The amount was matched by the University, and Chancellor, Jeremy Irons was on campus recently to present the cheque to WaterAidalongside Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sue Rigby.

The Ecumenical Chaplain’s Soup Lunch has been raising money for WaterAidsince 2004, and Students’ Union President, Ryan Lucas, said: “The Soup Kitchen is a long-standing tradition here at Bath Spa, and I’d like to thank the Chaplaincy team who volunteer their time to run it each week. We’re really pleased that students and staff continue to raise money through it for WaterAid, along with a donation from the University. They do incredible work around the world, and I know our students are happy to support them.”


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