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Comparative American Studies Students raise funds for Haiti

Students from the School of Comparative American Studies have, in just one week of fundraising, raised £2,000 to help the disaster relief efforts in Haiti.

£1,000 was raised from a single event when 13 students walked from Leamington to campus. Staff and Graduate students from Comparative American studies, organised by Rebecca Earle, raised £285 through a tea party named "Hai-TEA" last week.

Professor Trevor Burnard, Head of the History Department said: "I think we can be very proud of our students’ efforts in this extremely worthy cause. I am delighted that students specialising in the history and cultures of the Americas have shown such selflessness in trying to help people afflicted by a terrible tragedy."

Karen Ainscow is coordinating donations and will be very pleased to receive any further money from students or staff. You can contact her at

Read more about the University's response to the earthquake in Haiti