The charity with the most nominations will receive a donation from the School of Economics.
If you haven’t done so already there is still time to complete your NSS survey and send your charity nomination to the HSS Student Experience Team via firstname.lastname@example.org. We have seven fantastic charities already nominated including:
- In the UK and around the world, they support children to learn, grow and become who they want to be.
“Save the Children is an amazing charity -it aims to provide disadvantaged children in developing countries with better health and educational outcomes. Undertaking a dissertation on the impact of Microfinance on child outcomes has enlightened me of the importance of creating opportunities to improve child welfare.
- In 2020, the charity provided 2.9m children with distance learning and 10,000 families with food vouchers and essentials. I personally feel improving children’s health and educational outcomes today is a crucial investment for future poverty alleviation which is why I nominated this charity.” – Sachin Patel
- Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support, and legal services.
“I have chosen said charity as the global pandemic has impacted everyone but has damaged those living on the streets or in bad conditions even more.” – Selina Behr
- Ditch the Label help young people aged 12-25 navigate the issues affecting them the most; from mental health and bullying.to identity and relationships.
“A fantastic organisation helping young people overcoming issues that may affect them. The organisation is a dedicated community that makes feel younger people understood. There are several ways young people can get in touch, from dm’s to support forums and self-help guides. The website is made accessible; there is a way for everyone to feel safe. I believe the organisation is the boost that most young people need.
Ditch the Label tackles issues that we, young people, may have and helps us create the best environment we can grow in. It’s a great concept; it helps us affirming ourselves and being proud of who we are. For all these reasons, I am nominating Ditch the Label and encourage you to nominate them too, they deserve better recognition to help more young people.” – Diane
- Give Them A Sporting Chance gives carers and those with disabilities of all ages the opportunity to make their sporting or recreational dreams come true.
“I have always been a keen sportsman and think it’s such an important aspect of life, sense of freedom and enjoyment and is so important to mental well being. Everyone should have the opportunity to emulate their favourite sports stars, unhindered due to their physical condition. With growing technology and adaptability now more than ever individuals should have the opportunity to take part in sport!” – Olly Turner
- Cancer Research funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provide cancer information to the public.
“Cancer Research do great work to advance knowledge in how to beat cancer. I think this is even more important this year because of the effect that Covid has had on hospital treatments and diagnoses – and they will put the money to good use, to save lives’ – Joel Pointon
- An educational charity supporting pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment, helping them to progress to further education, employment or training.
“It goes without saying that all groups in our society have been hit hard due to the pandemic in one way or the other. However, with regards to education, it is students in their formative year (GSCE students) that are experiencing a severely detrimental impact on their education.
Action Tutoring works at grassroot level – it is a charity supporting pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment, helping them to progress to further education, employment or training. I have first-hand experienced the work they do; their commitment and results hence would like to nominate Action Tutoring.” – Tapasya Bhandari
- Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
“We’ve all had a very difficult year, and we may be about to get out of lockdown soon, but we may not be the same people that went into Lockdown back in March 2020. The statistics say that 1/4 people will experience mental health issues, so it is important that everyone understands that help will always be available. It’s also important to recognise that this charity may not affect you but someone very close to you.”
“I think you should vote for this charity because now more than ever, we all need to support each other and a charity like Mind will give everyone peace of mind that if something does happen, there will be support.” – Nick Hutchinson
Thank you to everyone who nominated a charity!