Social Work Students Xmas Food Bank Appeal

19 December 2017

Social Work Students Xmas Food Bank Appeal

The Ulster University 'Stand Up for Social Work Society' began a food bank campaign several weeks ago and presented their donations to The Churches Trust recently in the Great Hall, Magee campus.

Social work students at Ulster are committed to supporting community engagement projects and building positive, sustainable relationships with local communities and charities.

The social work students want to thank the customers of Costcutters in the Rathmor Centre for their generosity and support during their bag packing on Monday 11th December to raise funds for their food bank appeal. A huge thank you is also extended to the staff at Sainsbury’s Strand Road for their support and donations, and to the members of the Encore Contemporary Choir who gave up their lunchtime to share some festive cheer by singing Christmas carols.

Course Director and Lecturer in Social Work Denise MacDermott commended the students,
“The response by the society this year was phenomenal. They managed to provide 109 hampers for individuals and families across the North West. The Churches Trust ran out of food donations yesterday and had 22 families on their waiting list for help today. I am so proud of our social work students - especially with assignment deadlines looming they gave their time and energy to this worthy cause”.


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