FOUNDATION THIRTY NINE
Hull alumni have pledged nearly £100,000 for student support at the new Health Campus during the annual telephone fundraising campaign, Foundation Thirty Nine
This year saw the relaunch of our annual telephone fundraising campaign under a new banner: Foundation Thirty Nine. The University of Hull started out with only thirty-nine students. Those thirty-nine were the beginning of something: they were the first to show what the University of Hull could help them achieve. Foundation Thirty Nine is all about building on the foundations of those first students and preparing for generations to come.
We asked alumni to help us in furthering the legacy of the thirty-nine by donating to our campaign. The response was incredible with more than £70,000 received, and more expected by the time you read this. It means that we can provide that extra bit of help that can make all the difference. As well as continuing to provide general funds for scholarship and hardship support, your donations will also help fund nursing students and healthcare researchers so desperately needed in the region and nationwide. Your gifts will also help us train doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals by funding the purchase of equipment used in real clinical settings, such as anaesthetic machines, birthing simulators, vital signs monitors and patient manikins. Our healthcare and medical students will soon be learning together in a full mock hospital environment so that they are equipped to tackle the real-life challenges of a constantly changing health service. A team of 40 undergraduates and postgraduates spoke to nearly 2,000 graduates during the campaign. As well as making donations, many graduates (pictured above) shared stories about their lives in Hull and where their degrees had taken them. Through these conversations we strive to build stronger bonds, and through your donations the students of tomorrow can have the same opportunities to learn and make lifelong friends. Donations received over the last few years have funded five scholarships for Women in Engineering and 10 scholarships for the Talented Athlete Programme, and helped numerous students who found themselves in financial hardship through no fault of their own. Thank you, alumni!
If you would like to be part of it and support Foundation Thirty Nine, please visit www.hull.ac.uk/givingtohull, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1482 465257.