Ebola collection day on campus

Ebola collection day on campus

Staff and students at the University of Aberdeen will be able to make a donation on campus this week to help raise vital funds for the Ebola crisis.

The University of Aberdeen Ebola Crisis Appeal Collection day has been organised by The Soapbox Collaborative.

The collection day will take place on Wednesday, November 26 from 10am to 4pm and there will be various collection points across King’s Campus and Foresterhill.

Staff can make a donation at the Suttie Centre foyer, the IMS Atrium and in the Health Sciences Building. There will also be collection points at The Sir Duncan Rice Library, the Hub, the MacRobert Building and in University Office.

Staff who wish to carry out their own fundraising activities for the Ebola Crisis Appeal are encouraged to do. Once money has been collected, please contact the Soapbox office to arrange collection of funds by Friday, December 05.

Lorna Bell from the Soapbox Collaborative, said: "The charity have been corresponding with their contacts in Sierra Leone and heard first-hand the issues they are faced with due to the Ebola crisis.  This in particular has motivated us into co-ordinating this collection in association with ActionAid to help the plight of victims and their caregivers in this and other affected countries.’’

The Soapbox Collaborative (a charity based at Foresterhill campus) supports clean safe childbirth in low income countries and many of their projects involve Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and promoting the importance of hand hygiene.