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11 Mar 2015

Loughborough University £10 charity challenge

More than 60 Loughborough University students took part in a novel charity challenge last month, collecting almost £1,000 for Rag – the student fundraising organisation – in just seven days.

The Great £10 Hall Challenge was inspired by Loughborough PhD student Alan Radbourne who – in June 2013 – set himself the goal of earning a graduate salary from an investment of just one pound.

Participating student teams were set a similar task, but with a larger investment of £10 each and the shorter time frame of a week.

Teams drawn from 13 of the University’s halls of residence undertook a range of activities including cooking, cleaning, and couriering breakfast across campus.

Emma Bishop, the Students’ Union’s Student Enterprise Engagement Manager, said: “We are delighted that the teams worked so hard and inventively to raise money for Rag – they demonstrated real enterprise, determination and enthusiasm. 

“We plan to make the Challenge an annual contribution to Rag fundraising. Who knows who’ll win next year’s Challenge trophy – and what imaginative ways they’ll come up with to do it? Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who took part.”

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 15/28

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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