Faculty of Engineering

Engineering Charity of the Year: The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust

This is the first time the Faculty has selected an individual charity to support throughout the year.

The Trust helps families buy essential kitchen equipment, covers transport and accommodation costs when attending hospital appointments, and pays for family days-out or holidays so that children and their carers can have a break.


 Dr Bekki Burns

Chairman of The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust, has worked within the Faculty since 2008.


“Friends within the Faculty have supported the Trust for years in informal ways – we’ve benefited from the efforts of bakers and runners! I’m so pleased that the Faculty will support our charity in a more formal way and we know that the University of Nottingham will help The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust continue to support the families of young children caring for children with metabolic conditions.”

The following are the exciting ways you can contribute to our Engineering Charity

Learn more about the Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust

6th March, 12:00 – 13:30, A14 Pope

Join us on 6th March between 12:00 – 13:00 in A14 Pope, to learn more about The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust. Prof Anita McDonald, OBE will be joining Bekki Burns to give a summary of what metabolic conditions are and how the Trust helps families. We will be selling cakes and treats. Please can you donate any goodies by 5th Mar to Bekki in Coates A47.

Can you give any of your time?

11th March, 12:30 – 13:30, B114a Coates

Do you have any expertise in design, communications and/or marketing? As part of the lasting legacy of working with Engineering, we are looking for volunteers to help re-design and build the charity website and leaflets? Is there anything else you feel may be able to help out with? A get-together will be held on 11th March between 12:30 – 13:30 in B114a Coates to discuss ideas. Please use this form to sign-up if you can help.

Engineering Spring Fayre

3rd April, 12:00 – 14:00, Atrium ESLC

We will be holding a Spring Fayre on 3rd April, between 12:00 – 14:00 in the Atrium ESLC. How creative are you? We are looking for seasonal donations which we can sell on the day – hampers, bonnets, knitted hats, bunny keyrings. There will be a prize for the most novel, inventive donation as judged by the Charity Committee and unveiled on the day. We will photograph the best and display them on our screens. If you can volunteer to help and/or have ideas for games, get in touch with Laura Walker (laura.walker@nottingham.ac.uk). Any donations welcome - small or large – by 31st March to Bekki in Coates A47.

Have you already planned an activity or have an amazing idea?

We know that many of you do incredible activities outside of work, could you consider doing these to raise funds for our charity? Alternatively, you may have some amazing ideas for getting everyone in the faculty involved. Please feel free to contact Bekki (rebecca.burns@nottingham.ac.uk) and Laura Walker (laura.walker@nottingham.ac.uk).



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