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Spooky theme for Post Pals Volunteering Event

With Halloween just around the corner, it was apt that the Post Pals event held on campus recently was dominated by ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night!

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With Halloween just around the corner, it was apt that the Post Pals event held on campus recently was dominated by ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night!

Post Pals, is an on-campus, student-led activity where students come together to create cards, write letters and make gifts for seriously ill children and their siblings. It has always proved hugely popular with our band of student volunteers and this most recent event was no exception.

Post Pals is a national charity which was set up by a group of teenagers who were very ill themselves and all knew how good it felt to receive post that cheered them up.

Led by our project leaders, Jess and Rebecca, a room in the Hub was set aside for the students to let their creative juices flow and knowing that their efforts would be sent to poorly children, made the activity an even more enjoyable one.  Thank you to all our volunteers that supported this activity.

Post Pals select the children that the cards and letters are sent to and their website features a number of children of various ages. When you click on one of the photographs, there is usually a brief description of their age, illness, information about other family members and their hobbies and interests so that the cards can be made with them in mind.

Project leader, Rebecca, who is a second year BSc psychology student, said:

“Post Pals, a heart-warming charity that gifts cards and other treats to seriously ill children to brighten their day just a little. It's a fun opportunity to meet people and unlock your creativity for a good cause!”

That sentiment was echoed by the other Post Pals project leader Jess, a second year paramedic student who said that she really enjoyed volunteering and encouraged other students to “do something selfless for somebody that really needs it!”

The next Post Pals activity will be taking place in November and has a Christmas theme.  If you are feeling creative and would be interested in taking part, knowing that whatever you make will put a smile on a young person’s face, then click here to sign up today!

If you would like to know more about Post Pals, then take a look at their website: https://www.postpals.co.uk

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