Telephone Campaign 2020 – It's a wrap.
Thank you for your support!
2020 has been a year like no other and despite the restrictions placed on everyone due to Covid19, staff and students at Robinson were determined to deliver the annual Telephone Campaign, knowing that the funds raised would be more important than ever.
A team of 13 of Robinson’s finest students called alumni and other supporters across the globe, not from the usual call room at Robinson, but from the homes that they had returned to in March when the lockdown came into force.
Over the course of two weeks, our call team spoke with hundreds of alumni and other supporters and they were bowled over by the friendship, support and generosity they received from those alumni. Anecdotes of Robinson were shared, updates on College news were provided and everyone really got behind the focus of this year’s campaign – Student Wellbeing.
The Coronavirus pandemic is having serious repercussions on our students, both on their finances and mental and physical health. Our ambition at Robinson is to provide the very best support we can. This means investing in excellent preventative programmes, as well as continuing to support a range of counselling and therapeutic resources.
We recognise the importance of physical and social activities, both in their own right and to overall wellbeing. Participation in sport, drama, music and other clubs and societies enriches students' lives, fosters important skills, and contributes to their overall fulfilment.
Donations received during this campaign will enable us to expand the work that we are doing to support our students. A very generous Robinsonian offered to match all gifts up to £1000 and all new donors who gave to support our students had their gifts matched through the Harding Challenge Fund.
With a fabulous £136,000 already pledged, we want to say a huge thanks to all those that took part. Gifts are still coming in and there has never been a better time to show your support to Robinson. Every gift counts and will help us to reduce the impact of the current crisis on our students.