Donating to vital life-changing projects

Thanks to our generous donors, the Development Trust has had a fantastic year raising funds for a range of vital projects at the University including student experience and medical research.

During this time a number of members of staff have contributed through a range of fundraising activities such as the North Coast 500 cycle challenge (right) which helped us to raise over £4 million for our Cancer Research Programme.

Did you know that, as a member of staff, there are many ways you can contribute towards future successes within the University, a number of which are tax efficient and really easy? At the Development Trust we appreciate that every single member of staff at the University plays a key role in providing a world-class student experience.  For anybody who wishes to take this a step further there are many key projects at the University which need support.

One of the easiest ways to give is through Payroll Giving which is tax efficient and comes straight off your salary.  We are delighted that the Senior Management Team at the University has committed to Payroll Giving and we would be thrilled if you would consider doing the same.  Find our more about how you can contribute to the University through payroll giving.

Other ways of contibuting include organising and/or taking part in fundraising events which can be great fun and can be a brilliant way of building team spirit or giving regularly by direct debit.  All contributions make a huge difference to our students, our research and to our cultural heritage.

Recent support towards student experience enabled our amazing Chapel Choir, under the Directorship of Professor Paul Mealor, to visit New York and perform at UNICEF's Snowflake Ball alongside Sheryl Crow - with Sir Ringo Starr amongst the A-list line-up of guests.  Your support could help provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as this for so many other students now and in the future.

We encourage and recognise the contribution of our staff across all activities and would like to thank you all for your support and dedication.

To discuss further how you would like to give, please contact Lynne Black at lynne.black@abdn.ac.uk or phone 2087.