Every year, all colleges at York University vote for their charity of the year. This autumn, Langwith Collegevoted Hope for Children (HOPE) to become their charity of the year for 2013-14.

Throughout the year, the college will be holding events in aid of HOPE, which will be raising both funds and awareness, engaging members of the college both past and present. For this we would like to thank you all in advance!

This year, HOPE has decided to designate all funds raised by students to our East African programs and partners in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Across this academic year, we will be running a series of workshops and seminars developing the college’s knowledge of these projects, and hopefully even be offering internships and work experience to Langwith members. To find out more about these projects click here.

The Guatemala Spires of Trek is the major Langwith fundraising event, which will be taking place at the beginning of the summer of 2014. A team of Langwith students have undertaken the challenge of fundraising £2790 each and subsequently travelling to Central America to trek the 5 volcanic peaks of Guatemala. To find out more about the trek and even join the trekking team, click here.

On 13th November, Ed Fletcher, Hope for Children’s Student Fundraising Manager, was invited up to York to officially open an exhibition of HOPE created by the Langwith Arts Committee. We would like to thank them, as well

In 2012-13, these students raised in excess of £150,000 in aid of Hope for Children. The Langwith partnership sees this legacy continue into its second year with high hopes for what can be achieved this year!

Posted on November 23rd, 2013