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Students pay off library fines to help Haiti

Posted on 03/03/2010

John Tuck and Charlotte Bassam-Bowles

More than £1,200 was raised in a single day by Bedford Library at Royal Holloway, University of London after students were encouraged to pay off their fines to help victims of the Haiti earthquake.


The fundraising idea came from student Natalie Shah, who is studying Psychology and Management at the College, and resulted in library staff pledging to donate all the money collected in a day to the Haiti appeal.


John Tuck, Director of Library Services, said: “We are pleased to be working with our Student Union to play a small part in supporting the Haiti Earthquake Appeal. Many students gave generously in addition to donating their library fines on the day. Our thoughts are with all those who suffered in Haiti.”


Charlotte Bassam-Bowles, Students’ Union Vice-President for Education and Welfare, said: “This fundraising scheme once again shows how great the library service is at taking student suggestions and making them a reality. We hope the money raised will help to make a difference and we look forward to continuing our great relations with the library staff who have been so supportive to our ideas.”


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