DEBATING SOCIETY TO RAISE MONEY FOR RAILWAY CHILDREN

Joe Young - Politics Editor

The Debating Society at UCLan SU are raising money for the charity Railway Children. Railway Children are an international charity aimed at helping children and young people off of the streets across the globe.

The Society will be holding a series of events including DVD sales, cake sales, and book sales in the cafe area in Livesey House from the 27th February to the 1st March.

Text VYBR £2 to 70070 to donate £2 to the Railway Children

Victoria Yates, one of the organisers of the event, told The Pulse,

“I really wanted to raise money to help the 11 million street children in India after watching the Oscar-nominated film ‘Lion’, the true story of a 5-year-old boy who gets lost on the railways of India.

“I have 3 children and it made my heart break to think of children as young as 5 living homeless on the streets, vulnerable to all sorts of abuse.

“Railway Children is mentioned at the end of the film as the official partner charity.

“Rather than just give a donation I knew there were students, friends at UCLan who would help me, and now we are a really enthusiatic team of about 10 people.

“I would love to meet our target of £500.”

The Pulse has approached Railway Children for a statement.

To donate, text VYBR £2 to 70070 to donate £2, or click the button below:

JustGiving - Donate to the Debating Society Fundraiser now!

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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