Sara Staniforth, Natalia Gronowska, Megan Hurst, Louise Hillary and Denise Smith parachuted from a height of 10,000ft at Cartmel Airfield on Saturday 22 May. All are Applied Psychology students based on the university’s Fusehill Street Campus in Carlisle and are members of the University of Cumbria Students’ Union Psychology Society.
The students raised over £2,050 for the Mental Health Foundation by holding several fund-raising events over the last six months, including quiz nights, a karaoke night and raffle ticket events. Special thanks go to four other students in particular who did a great deal to assist in the fund-raising: Jay Whitney who compiled quizzes and acted as quiz compere and Rachel Allison, Amy Madge and Vicky Lithgow who arranged and organised all events.
The Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Donations would be gratefully received in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to: “Cumbria Students’ Union” and written on reverse side: “Psychology Society Fundraising Account”. The address to post cheques to is University of Cumbria Students’ Union, Fusehill St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH. Donations will still be gratefully received after the parachuting event.