Fundraising campaign to support Kent’s COVID-19 response

Gary Hughes

The University has launched a fundraising campaign to help support its contribution to the fight against COVID-19.

(The campaign aims to raise funds for the production of free-of-charge PPE for front-line staff, those students who may be experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, Kent research and the new Kent and Medway Medical School.

The campaign was launched via messages of encouragement and support from the University’s Chancellor Gavin Esler, and Kent Union President Sasha Langeveldt. Watch their video here.

Kent has contributed to the fight against the pandemic in a number of ways. To date these include:

  • research collaborations to develop COVID-19 therapies and a vaccine
  • the  design and production of face shields for staff in the NHS, hospice and charitable care organisations
  • the provision of specialist molecular biology equipment to the NHS
  • academics, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students volunteering to help perform testing at hospitals in the county
  • students supporting the local agricultural economy through fruit-picking

To donate to this important campaign please go here.