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.
Tîm Aber takes on the 10k for the University Charity of the Year
A team of staff from across the University have signed up to run the Aberystwyth Charity 10k in aid of the University Charity of the Year 2019-20.
Taking place on Sunday 8 December, this year marks the 21st anniversary of the Aberystwyth 10k, which has become one of the most popular flat road races in mid-Wales.
The race follows roads and paths around the town, taking runners along the promenade, through the harbour, and around the edge of the Rheidol to finish back at the race registration opposite the main entrance of the Marine Hotel.
Sponsor Tîm Aber