Tuesday 8 May 2018

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A committee of students’ fundraising and charity profile raising activities have been rewarded with a brace of awards at the annual University of Northampton’s Student Union Societies and Volunteering awards.

The ‘Marrow Group’ won the awards for Individual Volunteer and Enterprise Leader of the Year for the Marrow Group’s Committee Chair, MPhil student and Newcastle-upon-Tyne native Amanda Ash, as well as the ‘Volunteer or Social Enterprise Activity of the Year’, for the group’s efforts in bone marrow donor recruitment, in particular Jonny’s campaign.

Committee members Jack Whitehouse (Donor recruitment co-ordinator), Rosie Sare (Social media co-ordinator) and Jonathan Vobb (Treasurer) also won an outstanding contribution gong.

The group’s work has included not only re-organising the constitution of the Marrow Group after it was handed over from previous students, but also launching a series of recruitment drives to screen staff, students and local residents for donor registration suitability.

Jack also appeared on local radio to promote this to the wider Northamptonshire community and some of the group took part in gruelling charity run the ‘Tough Mudder’, raising just over £500.

Commenting on the win Jack, who hails from Shrewsbury, said: “It’s been quite a year, but certainly worth it. The Marrow Group has been one of the best things I’ve done since starting at University of Northampton.

“There’ll be much more from the Marrow Group coming up, but thanks to everyone who has supported us so far.”

For more information about the Marrow Group, please email: northampton@ukmarrow.org

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