We are the Charities and Communities Coordinators, supporting Norland students and staff in charitable and community activities.
It’s exciting to think how much potential we have, with all our skills and knowledge, to support and contribute to the local and wider community. Last academic year (2018-19), over £6,500 was donated by Norland to charities through our fundraising!
If you would like to get involved or would like to talk to us about your ideas please
Helena’s Donating HairFebruary 2020
Helena, Set 42, is cutting her hair off and donating it to the Little Princess Trust in order for them to make wigs for children who experience hair loss during cancer.
Katie runs a half marathonMarch 2020
Senior Lecturer Katie Crouch will be running the Bath Half Marathon in March 2020. Katie has never run a half marathon before and will be raising money for the SHINE charity who previously supported her family. To find out more about SHINE and Katie’s story, click here.
Eleanor’s Bath Half Marathon for Children’s Hospice South WestMarch 2020
After visiting Children's Hospice South West in her second year at Norland, Eleanor's eyes were opened to the amazing work that they do, for not only the children but the families too.
You can donate here.
Norlander climbing Ben NevisJune 2020
Ruth Ross, Set 80, is taking part in the Big Steps for Small Feet Challenge in June 2020 along with her husband. She will be raising mone for Twins Trust (formerly TAMBA).
Emily and Mia’s Bath Half for CHSWMarch 2020
After visiting Children's Hospice South West, Set 42 students Laura and Mia are running the Bath Half Marathon for the charity in March 2020. Donate here.
Charity Bike Ride for Children’s Hospice South WestApril 2020
Victoria, Lucy, Emily, Lotti, Erin and Hatty (Set 42 students) are completing a charity bike ride for Children's Hospice South West. The students will be doing a 200 mile bike ride in which they will pass through all three hospices.
They are looking for people to donate or lend cycle gloves, cycling shorts, base layers, rain gear, eye protection, inner tubes, puncture repair kit and pump, bike multi tool, lights, a cycle computer such as a Garmin or six bikes.
You can also donate here.
London Marathon for Nerve Tumours UKApril 2020 £4,000
Kate Tillotson and Kate Whitehead in Set 42 will be running the London Marathon in April 2020 to raise money for Nerve Tumours UK. Kate Tillotson ran it last year too, raising £4,000 for the same cause.
Niamh’s Bristol 10kMay 2020
Set 41 student Niamh is running her first ever 10k when she runs the Bristol 10k for Children's Hospice South West in May. Donate here.
Anorexia AwarenessNovember 2019 £230
In November, students and staff at Norland wore purple to raise awareness of anorexia and show support to fellow student Mima who is recovering from the eating disorder.
MacMillan Coffee Morning and RaffleSeptember 2019 £200.00
A coffee and cake morning, and raffle raised £200.00 for MacMillan Cancer Support. This event was organised by Lydia King and Maisie Ryan.
Sensory, Snacks and Slippers for World Mental Health DayOctober 2019 £180.11
A Sensory, Snacks and Slippers event that was organised by the Hear to Here team (led by Emily-Louise Moore) raised £180.11 for Bath Mind as part of World Mental Health Day.
Clear out your cupboards campaignOctober 2019 Five boxes of toiletries and cosmetics
The 'Clear out your cupboards event' saw five boxes of toiletries and cosmetics were collected on 17th October, organised by Porcia Densley from the NQN team. The donations will be split between two charities. The first is ‘Give and Makeup’. Give and Makeup support ‘Refuse’ and ‘Women’s Aid’ in the London and Cardiff area. The second charity is ‘London Jesus Centre’, they helps refugees, asylum seekers and the homeless, all in the London area.
Raffle for RUH Forever Friends AppealOctober 2019 £10.00
Kate Jaeger, Sewing Lecturer, raised £10.00 selling raffle tickets in aid of RUH Forever Friends Appeal on 29th October!
Norland student Georgia took part in a charity skydive at 15,000 feet along with her brother James in memory of their grandmother, who was in fact a Norlander. Donations can be made on their.
Bath Community GroupJune 2019
Set 40, third-year Norland College students, kindly organised an afternoon tea at our Oldfield Park campus for a local community group.
Tough Mudder for CHSWMay 2019 £235
Millie and Emily, Set 41 students, completed a Tough Mudder and raised £235 for Child Hospice South West!
Bath Half MarathonMarch 2019 £2,351
Ella’s Frankfurt Marathon for Motor Neurone Disease Association2019 £4,000
Ella-Marie ran the Frankfurt Marathon and raised £4,000 for MNDA in memory of a family friend who sadly passed away from the disease.
Red Nose DayMarch 2019 £276.58
On Wednesday 13 March 2019 our students organised a non-uniform day along with other fundraising activities to raise money for Comic Relief, ahead of Red Nose Day. There were plenty of cakes baked by students and staff across both Oldfield Park and York Place sites.
For one day only, students were allowed to wear bright red lipstick!
Christmas box donationDecember 2018
In the run-up to Christmas, Norland student Lucy Rainsford coordinated Norland’s contribution of 26 boxes filled with presents for children and families who are struggling around Christmas time. The boxes were donated to the charity Link to Hope, which sent over 800,000 shoeboxes to Eastern Europe last year. This year, the charity hopes to help more families in need.
Red Box Project donationOctober 2018
The creation of a red box for local school donations and a Facebook page for the Red Box Project, which campaigns to raises awareness of period poverty and donates sanitary products to young girls who would otherwise miss school.
Minerva’s Owls of BathJune to September 2018 £2,730
In the summer of 2018 we participated in the Minerva Owls of Bath sculpture trail. Our owl, named Emily after our founder Emily Ward, was designed by a local artist named Vera. Emily had a prime spot throughout the summer, positioned outside the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, where she was one of the main attractions on the trail. In October, we were delighted to secure Emily at the charity auction, which raised a total of almost £140,000 for Bath-based charities. We're delighted that Emily has now permanently nested at Norland College.
Little Princess Trust hair donationJune 2018
Norland student Charlotte Tasquier donated approximately 16 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust. Her donation of hair will be used to create a free wig for a child who has lost their hair due to cancer or another illness.
Student Volunteer of the Year 2017-18May 2018
At Norland College's annual Heritage Day in May 2018, Rebecca Moore was awarded Volunteer of the Year. Rebecca demonstrated selfless commitment through local and international volunteer work, including several visits to Tanzania and Fiji to support children in need and to teach and support victims of a devastating cyclone.
Norland’s donation to the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH)April 2018
Norland staff and students were delighted to donate a baby bath and stand to the Antenatal and Postnatal Ward at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.
Fundraising for Children’s Hospice South WestMarch 2018 £2,356
The Norland Charity Committee raised an amazing £2,356 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). The money was raised by holding a charity ball, a non-uniform day and a cake sale and by collecting money in Bath.
Twins TrustMarch 2014 onwards
Norland started formally working with Twins Trust (previously TAMBA) in March 2014 to set up the 'Helping Hands' project. The service offers families with multiples in crisis free support from qualified Norland Nannies who offer their services on a voluntary basis. For more information about our relationship with Twins Trust, click here.