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Queen's Big Give

Queen’s Big Give is a campus-wide end-of-the-year donation and recycling campaign, which encourages students moving out of halls or privately rented accommodation to donate their unwanted reusable goods, such as clothes, shoes, books, CDs/DVDs and kitchenware to local charities.

In May 2018, Queen’s University and Students’ Union teamed up with the British Heart Foundation in an effort to reduce waste and raise essential funds for cardiovascular research.  The campaign ran from 14 May - 9 June, with collection points across campus and three donation sorting workshops at Elms Village accommodation.

Queen’s student volunteers helped prepare hundreds of unwanted belongings for shipment to local British Heart Foundation charity shops, supporting their work and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

Even in its first year, the campaign was extremely successful with over 60 large bags of unwanted belongings donated by students leaving privately rented properties, and hundreds more collected from University accommodation.

While recycling is increasing on campus, Queen’s Big Give provides extra opportunities for students to recycle during the intense moving-out period at the end of term, and raise funds for a good cause at the same time.