Do something good with SUBU Activities

The SUBU Activities Council have been busy planning their fundraising challenges and volunteering opportunities this year.

Already this term, student volunteers have started on the Slades Farm Gardening Project and been busy cleaning up Bournemouth beach – treating themselves to a much deserved beach BBQ afterwards.

The 5-minute volunteering scheme is another way students have been doing good work for charity – from decorating jam jars to making a bird feeder for the RSPB. These bite-sized sessions are perfect if you don’t have much time to spare. Pop along to the next 5-minute volunteering session in the Costa Café at Studland House, Lansdowne Campus between 12-2pm (you can stay for more than five minutes if you want to).

If you want to do something a bit more extreme to raise money for charity, then maybe the student-led Raising And Giving (RAG) activities LEGGIT and overseas expeditions will be more up your street.

LEGGIT is the first of SUBUs two charity hitchhike events where teams have to get as far away from Bournemouth as possible – without spending any money on transport. Teams have managed to get as far away as the Sahara Dessert and raised over £20,000 for charity just last year. Find out more at 6pm on Thursday 15 October in the Shelly lecture theatre or Tuesday 20 October in the Cobham lecture theatre.

This year’s overseas expeditions could take you to Vietnam on your bike, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa or trekking to Peru’s Machu Piccu, following in the footsteps of Ellie Mayo-Ward, SU VP Education: Going to Machu Picchu was the one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The fundraising is challenging but completely worth it when you get to the top of Machu Picchu and have realised that you’ve made a huge difference. I made friends for life, spooned a llama, saw a shooting star for the first time and climbed an actual mountain! It was incredible and I’d do it again without even having to think about it.”

Find out more about the RAG overseas expeditions at 6pm on Tuesday 13 October, in the Marconi lecture theatre.