London Met students raise money for human rights

London Met’s Freedom Fundraisers have joined Raise-Off, an inter-university competition to raise money for Amnesty International.

Date: 27 February 2015

London Met Freedom Fundraising have had a promising start raising money for the Amnesty International Raise-Off competition.

After a successful launch and a Valentine’s Day cake sale, the team are now busy organising a number of exciting events taking place over the next couple of months.

Students will have numerous opportunities to win prizes, get published, improve their CVs, gain experience and contribute to raising awareness of human rights.

Tower Run for Green Week

As part of Green Week 2015, the Freedom Fundraisers are organising a Tower Run - a 13 floor vertical race in Tower Building at Holloway Road Campus, on Thursday 5 March.

Runners are encouraged to get sponsorship through the London Met Freedom Fundraisers page. The runners’ sponsors can donate online, stating who they are sponsoring when they make their donation.

Two winners will be selected, and a Costa voucher will be awarded to the person who gets the fastest time, as well as the contestant that raises the most money for Amnesty.

Write for Rights

March will also see the launch of a unique Creative Writing competition, with the deadline for submissions 29 March.

Students will be asked to submit 500 words, in the form of prose, poetry, short story, article, or other, on the topic of human rights.

All stories will be judged and the five top stories will be made into a book which can be bought online.

Fatima Adil, Student Experience and Marketing Assistant at London Met’s Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, said: “This competition is all about raising awareness for human rights issues that are important to students at London Met.

​“Also, the winners have the opportunity to get their stories published on a small scale and celebrated by the University and students alike.” 

Your chance to get involved

Tahera Huda, Business Links and Placements Coordinator at London Met, who is in charge of the project, said: “We would like to engage with students to raise awareness and encourage debate as well as tap in to their entrepreneurial skills by finding as many fun and creative ways of raising money for such causes.”

Other events include an International Women’s Day celebration, Easter cake sale, and Live @ the Catwalk, 21 April, one of the biggest events of the year which will include raffles, a fashion catwalk, and comedy acts from the BBC.

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Students selling Valentine's Day themed cupcakes for Amnesty