Impact story: Greatest Need

boy holding his hand up in classSupporting change in the community

The Greatest Need fund opens up great possibilities through alumni donations, with help from our team of committed and enthusiastic student callers. 

In 2016, one of the major impacts of the campaign was the ability to install a fully-accessible changing room in the Attenborough Arts Centre, a venue which prides itself on offering inclusive access to the disabled community. This was thanks to the members of our Family Programme who kindly gifted over £1,100 through the telephone campaign in the autumn. Accessible changing rooms are really important for people with additional needs, because standard-sized cubicles often fail to accommodate. This makes Attenborough Arts Centre a unique centre for the disabled community, as it offers a broader range of accessible facilities.

Facilities such as this provide help for someone such as Tom. He is 17 years old, physically and learning disabled, and life-limited. He is co-dependent and relies on these changing facilities, which now allow him to be at peace during what he considers a very intrusive procedure. 

Tom is one example of the many people who have benefited from what the Greatest Need fund contributions are making possible each year. So far, since its launch in 2003, the Greatest Need fund has helped raise over £1 million, and has created a huge impact on student opportunities and helped to provide facilities that help students, staff and the local community.

Please consider making a gift towards our Greatest Need fund.