Students braved the icy streets of London over St. Patrick's day weekend to raise an incredible £12,639.31 for our life-saving work

Students Hit the Streets of London to Fight Hunger

Students braved the icy streets of London over St. Patrick's day weekend to raise an incredible £12,639.31 for our life-saving work

By Action Against Hunger News

May 3 2018

In the midst of the snowy cold snap a few weeks ago, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March, more than 50 students from ten universities descended upon the capital to channel the luck of the Irish in our annual London St Patrick’s Day Collection! The keen collectors donned their best fancy dress and took to some of London’s busiest streets, underground and railway stations to ask for donations from the general public. They met for their briefing before 5.30am and collected for hours at a time, raising important awareness about Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving work, as well as a staggering total of £12,639.31 in pounds and pennies across the two days.

We spoke to some of our top collectors who shared some pearls of wisdom for other fundraisers planning to take to the street with their collection buckets and raise vital funds for the fight against hunger:

 

The students collected in Underground stations, Train stations and on the streets of London. Our fundraisers braved snow and rain to raise a record-breaking total for Action Against Hunger, including an impressive £461.38 collected on the streets of Westminster Borough alone. We’re really grateful to everyone that donated, all of the local authorities and station staff for supporting the collection and, of course, to our wonderful student supporters who took part. Together, we can be the generation to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good. Thank you all so much and see you again next year!

 

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