Staff Festival 2019 charity nominations open

Nominations have opened to select the Staff Festival 2019 chosen charity.

Pepper, one of the Pets As Therapy dogs that visits campus

Staff Festival 2019 charity nominations open. February 2019

Plans are in full swing for this year’s exciting instalment of the hugely popular entertainment extravaganza, with a packed programme featuring workshops, refreshments, entertainment and competitions suitable for all ages. 

All colleagues, family and friends are invited to join us on campus on Friday 28 June 2019 for an enjoyable afternoon of activities, full details of which will be announced nearer the date. 

And you are also invited to nominate this year's chosen charity, which will receive the proceeds from the event.

Last year’s festival raised a record £2,888.26 for Pets As Therapy (PAT). 

This is your chance to nominate a charity for 2019 that fits the following criteria:

  • it must be officially registered, with a charity number and website 
  • it can't be a University charity (including LUU) 
  • it must have no affiliation to politics or a political party; and 
  • it can't be a charity that has already been used*.  

A reason for nomination must be given, but please keep this to no more than 250 words. All nominations will be considered and a shortlist will be drawn up. If your nomination is shortlisted, the reason for nomination will be published. The shortlisting panel’s decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into. 

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 27 February 2019. 

Nominations can be emailed to the Staff Festival team, who can also send out hard copy forms, if required. 

Voting to select the winning entry opens on Monday 4 March 2019 and closes at 5pm on Friday 29 March 2019 (more details to follow).

The winning charity will be announced at the Staff Benefits Fair on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Charity coffers will be further boosted with the proceeds of a book sale at the LOGIK Centre, 5-7 Lifton Place, which runs until Tuesday 12 February 2019.

The Centre is open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday for you to browse the book selection.

* Charities to have already benefitted from Staff Festival fundraising: Pets As Therapy, Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds, Simon on the Streets, Elliot’s Footprint, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, Groundwork Leeds, Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network, St Georges Crypt, St Gemma’s Hospice, Wheatfield Hospice, Martin House, Village to Village, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Walk4Life, The Laura Crane Trust.

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