Kent Law Campaign Student Group named ‘Volunteering Society of the Year’

Committee members of the Kent Law Campaign Student Group (KLCSG) are celebrating after being named ‘Volunteering Society of the Year’ at the Kent Union Awards.

Head of Kent Law School Professor Didi Herman said: ‘We are very proud of all the committee members who have worked extremely hard this year. Inclusive of the University’s matched funding, the group has raised £16,921 for the Kent Law Campaign as well as a huge amount of awareness across campus. Congratulations to them as well to all the staff colleagues who have been working closely with them, particularly Kent Campaigns Manager, Anna Pollard.’

KLCSG Chair Emily Smith was also shortlisted for ‘Campaigner of the Year’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ and KLCSG’s inaugural 5km ‘Race for Justice’, a charity Fun Run held in November in which more than 100 runners helped raise £4,373, was shortlisted for ‘Fundraising Event of the Year’.

The Kent Union Awards celebrate the achievements of its students for the outstanding work they undertake whilst members of Kent Union clubs and societies. Nominated by fellow students and staff, the awards recognise individuals as well as celebrating achievements by clubs and societies.

Working together with the Young Alumni Fundraising Group, KLCSGis hoping to raise £50,000 in support of the Kent Law Campaign, a £5million fundraising project to build a new home for both the Kent Law Clinic and Kent Law School’s mooting programme. To date, the two groups have raised more than £42,000 through activities such as charity balls, season’s greetings cards, quiz nights and sponsored events.

Follow the KLCSG blog  to find out about current fundraising initiatives or keep up to speed with all the events that are happening on the Law Campaign’s Facebook page. You can also find out more about the work of the committee, the Kent Law Campaign and why the group is so dedicated to raising money by watching the KLCSG video.