Thank you Goodenough Member Support Appeal supporters
The Goodenough College COVID-19 Member Support Appeal has got off to a fantastic start thanks to the generosity of Board Members, Governors, Alumni and other supporters.
After the first 24 hours of the Appeal donations stand at over £25,000
Donations to the Appeal will give Members:
- Emergency financial assistance through the Mecklenburgh Fund – giving those in need help to pay their bills, buy food and other essential items
- A vital Student Assistance Service – providing face to face, telephone and online counselling; debt and financial advice and other resources
Around 370 Members from our international community remain with us onsite, unable to return home due to border closures, the catastrophic spread of COVID-19, or the need to stay and protect loved ones.
While the College remains home for these Members, many are struggling financially, having lost their jobs or teaching work and in some cases even their scholarships.
Our supporters are quick to lend their support. We set an ambitious target to raise £75,000, and are pleased to announce that we have reached 30% of our target already.
However, we do still need your help to meet our target. Any donation, large or small, is very welcome and will make a huge difference to our Members.
Here’s what just a few of our donors have to say:
“This is the time where we need to come together for Goodenough College, an absolute jewel in the heart of London. Governors, alumni and members alike, please give generously and let’s get through this,”
“The College is caring for its Members as it has done for the last 90 years and Rebecca Matthews and her team deserve all the support we can give them to help those Members who are in dire straights.”
“It’s a real privilege to be able to contribute to support our members through a challenging and uncertain time. We are in this together.”
“Everyone needs a family of choice. You are providing that in this difficult time. Thank you.”
“It is a wonderful thing you are doing helping stranded students.”
“With fond memories of my days with you in 1989, I wish I could do more for you, but my small donation will help a little. Thanks for the opportunity to give back.”