Students locked in for charity

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Earlier this month a group of students volunteered to get locked in a dog kennel for two hours with only their phones to raise enough money to get them out.

This was the third event of its kind taking place at the Cats & Dogs Home here in Bath and was organised by RAG reps Lola and Alice to raise awareness for abandoned animals rescued locally.

Not only did the students briefly live like rescue dogs, they got to meet Logan, an 8 year old malamute and Megan, a 3 year old Yorkshire terrier while they were in the kennel. Over the two hours the team raised an amazing £223 to help support the Cats & Dogs Home, a wonderful charity delighted to get local support. It costs over £1.4 million annually to run, so student engagement and volunteering like this is key for its to survival and growth.

RAG rep Alice Denman said, “We’re so grateful for everyone who participated in Kennel Break. The event was unforgettable, and despite the cold, we raised over £230 for this amazing charity!”

Community & Events Fundraiser Marina Abraham extended her thanks to the group and added that “It was fantastic to have Bath University students in for Kennel Break 2019! The team endured 2 hours of freezing cold to raise important money for the cats and dogs in our care who have often sadly been abandoned, mistreated or neglected. Their brilliant fundraising will help us to keep these animals safe and cosy over the cold winter months until we can find them new loving homes.”

 

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