In the Autumn term, Third-year Phd Student Vikki Houlden organised a charity event, where students of the CDT in Urban Science and Progress held a bake sale in the Department of Computer Science. Cakes, traybakes, biscuits and pastries were given a Hallow'en/Bonfire Night twist, while students volunteered to sell the goods throughout the day.
Thanks to the efforts of staff and students, almost £250 was raised to support local and international charities.
£140 was donated to Lincs2Nepal, who provide aid, education and opportunities to oppressed, marginalised and disadvantaged lower caste communities in Nepal. This amount will provide quality education for one child for a whole year.
The remaining funds were donated to Coventry Food Bank, which relies on local communities to help provide emergency food supplies to local people in need.
Congratulations to all involved, together we've been able to make a great difference to people's lives, all by baking and eating cake!
Words and photographs by Vikki Houlden.
This activity, through the Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science and Progress, Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities is supported by a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant number: EP/L016400/1