Hey I’m Laura, a born and raised Australian in my second year of studying Earth Sciences here at St Hugh’s College. As Charities and Communities rep, I’m here to assist Hughsies with organising fundraising events as well as promoting a range of charity and volunteering opportunities both within college and in the wider Oxford community. If there’s a charity that you’re particularly passionate about raising money for, a charity event you’re really keen to organise or a volunteering opportunity you’d love to encourage people to get involved with, please let me know so I can help you get started! There are an endless list of volunteering opportunities and charity events going on throughout Oxford each and every week, so whatever it is that you fancy, I can at least help point you in the right direction.
This year I am hoping to really put the ‘fun’ back in fundraising by organising a series of exciting fundraisers to take place throughout the year. One of the main events I will be organising is the termly charity formal, so please do buy tickets to this formal, and if there is a charity you’d like one of these formals to support please get in contact with me! I also hope to put on a range of other fun events, including a charity auction, comedy nights, a scavenger hunt and a quiz night, but if you have any other ideas for fundraising events please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss the next step! At the start of Trinity term I’ll also be beginning to organise the annual St Hugh’s RAG Ball! I’ll be looking for committee members to assist me, so if you’d like to get involved with this exciting event please do consider applying – it’s guaranteed to be lots of fun and all for a great cause!
At St Hugh’s we hold a charities election each term to decide the charities we will support for the term and for the year. You can nominate any charity you wish and then on the night of the election all that’s required is that you make a very short speech as to why it’s an important cause to support. Following the election, online voting will take place and the top voted charities will receive a split of all the money we’ve raised. It doesn’t take more than a moment to nominate a charity and it’s a great way to give back, so please do have a think about any causes that you might want to put forward before the election at the end of 5th week!
If you’ve got any questions, suggestions or if there’s anything at all I can help you with, please don’t hesitate to get in contact!