SPORTS societies at the University of Chester, Warrington Campus have contributed to raising £30,000 for charity this academic year.

Students, through the Chester Students’ Union (CSU) Sports and Societies, have helped 52 worthy causes thanks to their fundraising efforts, including cancer, stroke, alzheimer’s and heart research organisations, homelessness and mental health charities, hospices and Comic Relief.

Warrington Mixed Netball raised £166 through a charity Christmas market for the Alzheimer's Society.

Warrington Women’s Football also raised £200 for Mind through holding a charity quiz at Bar Twenty10 in the town's campus.

Rio Hall, vice-president (activities) at Chester Students’ Union, said: "We are so proud of the excellent volunteering and fundraising efforts of all of the university’s Sports and Societies.

"Each year, they work so hard to give back to charities. Our total this academic year is £30,399.54.

"Our thanks go to each and every student who worked so hard to make this happen."