Representatives from the four local charities; Macmillan Cancer Support, The Whitechapel Centre, Age Concern (Liverpool and Sefton) and DaDaFest were greeted by the Vice-Chancellor and other staff from across LJMU.
Representatives from the four charities and LJMU The corporate charities initiative is an opportunity for the University to demonstrate that its vision of becoming a 'modern civic university' means supporting local people, local communities and local causes. The charities selected were voted for by LJMU staff and will be given a platform to promote their activities and causes, raise funds through the Give as You Earn initiative and secure additional support from staff, students and other volunteers.
David Carter, Chief Executive of The Whitechapel Centre said, “We are delighted to have been voted for by LJMU staff, it is wonderful that they are so supportive of our work with the homeless in Liverpool. We already have good links with LJMU, including offering placements for social work students, but we are looking forward to developing the partnership even further.”
For further information please visit: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/charities/