On Friday 6th December, student-led project Samaritans Lincoln ran a bake sale in the Minerva Bulding, with all proceeds being donated to the Lincoln Branch of Samaritans.
Here is what Samaritans Lincoln had to say:
"We are Samaritans Lincoln, a student-led project at the University of Lincoln. Here we wanted to share our experiences of fundraising from a recent bake sale.
"First and foremost, we want to thank all our volunteers that gave up their time to help out at the stand and donate homemade baked goods. We value our volunteers so much, and appreciate that every second spent volunteering can make a difference. "Also a big thank you to all those who donated and bought a cookie or cake! With all this kindness we managed to raise £27, which will be donated to the Lincoln Branch of Samaritans.
"Holding a bake sale for the first time was a little scary at first. You never know what to expect from holding an event, in terms of how well it will be received or how many people will come along! But once you get out there and try something new, you learn new skills and know how to improve in the future.
"However, we had a great time at the bake sale, with a big group of volunteers helping out at the stand. It was nice to meet each other from our student-led project and have fun along the way. This was also a chance for raising awareness of the charity Samaritans. We had a range of leaflets and cards that were handed out, allowing people to see Samaritans can be contacted during difficult times any time day or night.
"From running this event, we appreciate how much fundraising is not just about raising money for a charity you care a lot about, it is also so much fun. You are able to meet new people and see first hand the difference volunteering can make."
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