We have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the charities that the Bummit project has supported on two occasions, both in 2011 and 2016. Bummit is a charity hitch hike, which raises funds for several charities by hitchhiking from Sheffield to a different location each year. In 2011 they went to Krakow, and in 2016, they went to Ljubljana. Since it began back in 2003 thousands students have taken part and hundreds of thousands of pounds have been raised for local charities in South Yorkshire. We have also been supported by the fundraising of other societies in the past.
“Bummit certainly is a challenge – it can test your determination, stamina and resolve. But more importantly it can challenge your perceptions of the world. It will teach you that ultimately the world is full of kindness and generosity, whether it’s an elderly lady dropping some coins in your bucket on Fargate or a young student driving you a hundred miles out of his way in Germany. Bummit exists to help the communities of Sheffield and South Yorkshire in overcoming some of their own challenges. This is why supporting the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, along with our other charities, has been such a privilege this year.”
Jamie Boughen, Charities Officer 2015/16, Sheffield Students' Union Bummit Society