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Through your bond with the University of Aberdeen, you are part of a family that goes back 525 years. Sadly, due to the devastating ongoing pandemic, many of our student family members are facing severe financial hardship.

But as we face uncertainty in the days, weeks, and months ahead, we are sure of one thing- the University of Aberdeen family cares. Before the pandemic, our alumni and friends have shown unfailing support to the University through important volunteering roles and generous gifts. But the support you are showing the Aberdeen family now, when you have so much to contend with yourself, is truly heart-warming.

This is why we have set up the COVID-19 525 Bursary Fund.

A gift to the COVID-19 525 Bursary Fund will help a student who has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you give today, your donation will be matched thanks to an incredible legacy gift*, making an even bigger difference!

Your support for the COVID-19 525 Bursary Fund will cover emergency financial needs like:

* IT equipment and connectivity needs related to online learning

* Housing costs/utility bills

* Food/groceries

* Travel/personal transport

* Cost of equipment e.g. lab coats, dissection kits, stethoscopes

* Mobile Phone Credit

* Other emergencies or unforeseen circumstances

2020 marks the University of Aberdeen's 525th anniversary, one of the most challenging in the University's history. But we want to make our 525th anniversary a positive one by coming together to support students affected by the recent pandemic, and creating the COVID-19 525 Bursary Fund. Your support will help even more students in need.

In 1495, our foundational purpose was to be "open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others". We are committed to upholding this principle throughout these challenging times. In the weeks ahead we will be working hard to ensure that all students have the support they need and that no one is disadvantaged. But, we can do more with your generous support.

Please make a gift today to help a student receive the funds they need. Remember, any gift you give will be matched thanks to a generous legacy* donation.

Thank you. Please stay well.

*This wonderful legacy will match all gifts up to a total of £50,000. Your generous gift will be matched based on its value without Gift Aid applied.

#ABDNFamilyCares #WeAreTogether #ABDNFamily

About the charity

The University of Aberdeen Development Trust raises funds to support the institution's development as an international centre of excellence in teaching and research. The charity is expanding the scholarship programme to address both talent and hardship, securing the world's finest academics, funding groundbreaking medical research, and creating outstanding facilities to share with the wider community.

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