One of De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)’s academic societies have held their first-ever charity event to raise money to fight human rights violations.
The Law Society, chaired by Women’s Representative at DSU, Sarah Burdett, raised close to £100 with their maiden charity bake sale in December, which will be donated to Amnesty International.
The group is made up of De Montfort University (DMU) students who study – or have a particular interest in – law, and care about the work of organisations such as Amnesty.
Social Secretary for the Law Society, Owen McGinley, was on hand in the Hugh Aston Atrium during the bake sale in December.
Rhys Tilsley, Law Society Secretary, said: “Our charity events are more than just about raising money; they’re also a way to raise awareness about non-commercial charities too, and although Amnesty is a well-known charity, not many people know exactly what they do.”
Amnesty International focuses on the protection of human rights across the world. They are free from government funding to help maintain integral and unbiased decisions at all times, and work to ‘protect women, men and children where justice, free, truth and dignity are denied’.
Rhys continued: “We also want our charity bake sales to make a difference, working with local charities who may not be as financially strong gives us the opportunity to help.”
The group now hope to hold more charity events during 2018, as well as their more conventional events such as court visits, meetings with QCs, judges and solicitors and other exclusive trips.
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The academic society, chaired by Sarah Burdett (right) raised close to £100 with their first-ever charity event.