Leeds Varsity helps raise awareness for leading charities
Leeds Beckett and University of Leeds helped raise £400 for sporting charity State of Mind, with sales of lanyards and Varsity programmes all being donated to the charity, helped by students from both institutions.
Sporting charity, State of Mind, an organisation set up initially in rugby league to support professional sports people overcome Mental Health problems, had been selected by Leeds Beckett’s Athletic Union club members as their chosen charity to raise money for this year.
Students also helped raise awareness for Leeds Beckett University’s Zero Tolerance campaign, a campaign that looks to educate society about the harms of sexual harassment and violence.
Zero tolerance also aims to support victims and create a culture free of harassment and violence.
Additionally, competitors from both Leeds Beckett and the University of Leeds wore rainbow coloured laces to help raise awareness for equality and diversity.
Club Development Officer Jo Mannion was delighted with how much awareness the students had raised for each cause.
“I think it’s brilliant how much we raised at Varsity for each of the charities involved,” she said
“They are all really worthwhile causes that help support people in different ways.”
Congratulations to all students involved from both Leeds Beckett and University of Leeds who helped raise awareness for all three causes.