Charity of the Year

Each year the vice chancellor and president of the Students’ Union select a charity for the University to support throughout the academic year.

This charity becomes the fundraising focus for staff and students, both enabling the institution to support a good cause and creating opportunities for individuals across the University to get involved and gain experience in fundraising and event management.

Introduced in 2015 by vice chancellor Professor Raftery, the Charity of the Year helps illustrate London Met’s commitment to serving the wider community.

Here you’ll find all the information about what the University is doing to support the Charity of the Year.

Charity of the Year 2015/16

The charity selected for 2015/16, the initiative’s inaugural year, is Childreach International.

Childreach International, which aims to provide a fairer world for children through education and welfare, believes that education should be fair and accessible to all, a policy much like London Met’s.

Through its work across countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America as well as in regions in the UK, the charity is working towards restoring children’s rights.

Students and staff are planning a number of activities to support the Childreach International including the Tower Run Challenge, an urban night party, bake sales and bucket collections across the University, and online donations.

A group of students is also climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. You can donate online through the group's MyDonate page and track their efforts on the Londonmetclimbskili facebook page.