We would like to thank all of you who donated to our recent fundraising campaign.

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Throughout June, alumni donated more than £140,000 to the St George's Annual Fund. Student callers contacted many of you as part of a three-week telephone campaign to raise funds to support students across the university in the form of bursaries, hardship grants and Student Experience funding.

The campaign raised £143,453, which is a record figure for the amount of money raised through alumni telephone campaigns at St George's and is a huge testament to your generosity and the close knit community at St George's.

All funds raised go directly to supporting students. For some, this means hardship grants to support them when they face unexpected financial difficulties. For others, it means bursaries to ensure that money is never an obstacle to study at St George's.

Alumni funding also goes to support Student Experience in the form of funding student societies, sports clubs and improvements to the campus.

A group of current students spoke to many of you over the course of campaign and enjoyed hearing your stories of George's in yesteryear and advice for their time at university and afterwards.

Jane Page, Head of Development and Alumni, said: "This was a hugely successful campaign. The students did a fantastic job of sharing insights in to life at St George’s today, and also gained a huge amount through their interactions with our alumni, finding out about some of the various career routes that graduates from St George’s have gone on to pursue.

"One of our alumni was particularly keen to share that 'everything good that has happened to me in my life was because of St George’s'.

"The level of engagement and support from our alumni was tremendously encouraging, with many of our alumni extremely keen to support current students and St George’s. Support was particularly enthusiastic for the Hardship Fund, which supports students who are facing specific, unexpected financial hardship that may affect their ability to remain at university."

The Development and Alumni Office is comitted to sharing the impact of your donations, and will be letting you know about the impact of your donations later this year.


If you would like to make a donation to support current students at St George's, you can do so by clicking on the following link:
http://bit.ly/SGULDonate