Grand effort sees student raising cash - The Worcester Observer

Grand effort sees student raising cash

Worcester Editorial 22nd Jul, 2020 Updated: 22nd Jul, 2020   0

A UNIVERSITY of Worcester student has raised more than £1,000 for a number of charities during lockdown.

With many charities struggling during the pandemic, Isobel Lines took up the challenge and her efforts have helped a range of organisations, from the NHS to those helping young people with their mental health.

“I was aware, during lockdown, charities were financially struggling as they weren’t receiving the same amount of income from donations and fundraisers,” said the 19-year-old.

“I really wanted to help those charities which I felt were crucial organisations during lockdown, including Papyrus. Mental Health statistics have risen since lockdown so it is essential now more than ever for Papyrus to be there to help.”

The Sports Science student, from Wednesbury, held weekly quizzes during the first month of lockdown through the University of Worcester Equestrian Club, of which she is Chairwoman, raising more than £300 for Beauty With A Purpose and the NHS.

Isobel and her family also hosted Battle of the Game Shows, which raised over £600 for Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide, in remembrance of a friend who passed away in school. Altogether she has so far raised £1,200.

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