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Tag: Charity

Polly on her Donkathon

Everybody Can Do Something

From flying solo around the world, to a Donkathon, to taking in Ukrainian refugees, Polly Vacher is a firm believer that ‘everybody can do something’. CONNECTED sat down with Reading graduate and shortlisted...

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Empowering Future STEM Leaders

Reading graduate Carl Asamoah shares how his not-for-profit organisation is supporting underprivileged girls in Africa to acquire the IT skills needed to be tomorrow’s STEM leaders. Carl grew up in Ghana and came...

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Keeping It Local

Entrepreneurs Katie Falcon-Uff and Andrew Ingle met through mutual friends towards the end of their first year at Reading. Now partners in a successful local escape room business, CONNECTED finds out how they are making...

Sanctuary For Ukrainians

Polly Vacher has been many different things during her life: aviator, music teacher, physiotherapist, charity fundraiser and Reading graduate to name a few. But the one constant theme has been helping people and, for...

An empty school classroom in Ghana

A Voice For The Voiceless

To celebrate Volunteering Week, CONNECTED is sharing the inspirational stories of some of our alumni who volunteer. Today, we hear from Mabel Senaa Bonsuuri, who is helping change the lives of young girls in Ghana...

A person in a wheelchair holding a basketball

Rebuilding Independence

To celebrate Volunteering Week, CONNECTED is sharing the inspirational stories of some of our alumni who volunteer. Today, we shine the spotlight on Dr Alison Wheeler who has been volunteering for national spinal cord...

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A Local Community Champion

CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate and local councillor, Sarah Hacker, about her fundraising efforts for local charities that are close to her heart, and her commitment to supporting her community. Sarah recalled of...

Making A Difference in Reading

CONNECTED speaks to Reading Voluntary Action’s CEO, Rachel Spencer, and Volunteering Development Manager, Steve Hendry – both Reading locals and University of Reading graduates – about their charity...

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Supporting Families In Extreme Need

Reading graduate, Amy Tisi, is committed to helping her community. Through her teaching, setting up one of the first baby banks, and being a local councillor, she has helped thousands of families in desperate need. The...

Cat and dog in field

Giving Something Back

CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate, Katie Lawman, about all things charities – from her time as a student ambassador, to puppies in the office at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Katie studied English Literature at...