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Macmillan Cake Sale

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Staff from the College of Social Science have managed to raise £74.26 for Macmillan Cancer Care from the cake sale held in Bridge House on Wednesday 27th September. There was a variety of delights including sponge cake, scones and cheese straws. A huge thank you to everyone who baked, bought and contributed to this fantastic cause.

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New Study Shows That People Who Attend Concerts Are More Likely To Give To Charity

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A new study conducted by the University of Lincoln and the University of Kent indicates that those who attend cultural events, including concerts are more likely to participate in charity campaigns through either donating or volunteering, regardless of social background and income.

Dr. Julie Van de Vyver, the author of the study, stated that the statistical strength of their findings surprised them. She added that the role of the arts and its influence in society was significant enough to develop prosocial behavior.

She also added that if the arts has the power to influence and promote prosocial behaviour in people, its contribution to society should be recognised.

According to Dr. Van de Vyver, one of the probable causes of this prosocial behaviour is the shared meaning created by art among people involved in artistic events and activities. This shared meaning is able then to develop into compassion and empathy for others.

According to the co-author of the research Professor Dominic Abrams from the University of Kent, this shared meaning and experience is easy to accomplish because anyone can engage in artistic activities, regardless of where they are in the world, either directly or by observing the works of others.

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St Barnabas Christmas Donation

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University of Lincoln staff and students who chose to donate money to charity instead of sending Christmas cards this year raised a total of £63.50 for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice!

The charity works hard to ensure that individuals facing the end of their life in Lincolnshire receive dignified, compassionate care when they require it and where they ask for it.

Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who donated.

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College of Social Science Charity Bake Sale

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College staff dusted off their aprons and baked a variety of homemade treats, including festive mince pies and vegan chocolate cakes for a charity bake sale, which was held in the college office on the 7th December. The sale raised £86.45, which will be donated to homeless charity Framework, who offer invaluable support to families and individuals in the East Midlands area who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. The charity aims to tackle the causes and con­sequences of homelessness by preventing it where possible, supporting those who already are homeless and by providing social housing and empowering people to live independently. We hope that our contribution can go some way in supporting this fantastic work.

We’d like to thank everyone for their hard work baking such a wonderful range of cakes and also to everyone who came down and bought them.

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