Nurses brave the elements for earthquake appeal

Published: 1 December 2014

On 29 January the University’s Nursing Society donned fancy dress and raised an astonishing £1,295.60 for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Haiti earthquake appeal.

earthquakeStaff and students from the Nursing School were encouraged to come to lectures in fancy dress and, during breaks, take collection buckets around the campus collecting on behalf of the appeal.

Not content with parading around the University in the bitter cold, surviving nurses later took their appeal to the general public and hit Byres road after lectures in a last push to raise cash.

However, the tenacity and bravery of Glasgow’s nurses paid off at the end of the day with their fantastic haul of nearly £1,300, all collected in just six hours. May we offer our most sincere congratulations to first year society rep, Caroline McCaw, for organising the day and to the rest of the Society for helping to make it such a resounding success!

First published: 1 December 2014