7 July 2021

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) has picked Dundee Women’s Aid as the main charity their fundraising efforts will benefit for the 2021/22 academic year.

A poll of students at the University saw the local charity come out on top. The poll took place online after students, staff, and the general public were asked to nominate charities that they felt should benefit from the funds, with five charities going forward to the vote.

DUSA Vice President of Fundraising Megan-Rose Birdsall said,

“I want to thank all of the students who took part in nominating and voting for these charities.

“There were a lot of great causes to choose from, but I’m really pleased that Dundee Women’s Aid came out on top – they do a lot of great work providing support to women, children and young people who are experiencing domestic abuse.

‘‘Reports of domestic abuse in Scotland have hit a 20 year high with Dundee recording the highest rate of incidents in the country.

“They’re a really deserving cause and we’re looking forward to raising awareness of their work and helping raise funds for them.

“Obviously the current restrictions mean that we’re not able to run events in the same way that we are used to, but we’re determined to not let that effect our fundraising efforts.

“We’ll be working harder than ever to raise money and I know our whole student body will support us in our efforts.’’

Dundee Women’s Aid provide a confidential and non-judgemental service to women, young people and children who have experienced domestic abuse.  They support women from all backgrounds regardless of substance misuse issues, mental / physical health, race/ ethnicity, religion, age, disability gender identity or sexual orientation.

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