University Charity of the Year

The University Charity of the Year appeal seeks to raise as much funding as possible for a worthy cause, and provide a fundraising focus for staff, students and the community.

Now in its seventh year, the charities that have so far benefited are: Beacon of Hope, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Mind Aberystwyth and Wales Air Ambulance.

For 2019-20, our students and staff have voted to raise money for Dyfi Ward Cardiac Monitoring Unit at Bronglais Hospital (Aberystwyth) and Cyril Evans Ward and Cardio-Thoracic HDU at Morriston Hospital (Swansea) in memory of our colleague, Paul James.

Paul had worked as a Security Officer on Penglais and Gogerddan campuses for more than 23 years.  In April 2019 we were shocked and saddened to hear of his tragic death following a collision while training for a charity cycle ride in aid of the two cardiac wards.

The University will raise money in memory of Paul throughout 2019-20.