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Class of 2016 Nightline Challenge

Nightline have supported you, now it's time to return the favour

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Although the Class of 2016 crowdfunding challenge is now closed you can still support the campaign and Nightline by donating at:


Support York's confidential listening and information service       run by students, for students

Every night during term time a team of student volunteers answer calls, emails, instant messages and talk in person to fellow York students about anything that's troubling them. They spend their time helping others - it's time to return the favour, donate today and help more students.

The Battle

We all feel stressed from time to time - it might be about exam results, a job interview or even concerns about relationships. This stress is a normal and inevitable part of life however sometimes it can become too much. 

75% of students experience some degree of psychological distress whilst at university. 

For 1 in 3 students, this psychological distress occurs at night – when student welfare services are usually closed.  That’s where Nightline comes in. Nightline is a place for students to turn whether that's physically or electronically from 8pm to 8am. 

Having spent over 40 years supporting York students Nightline now need some support of their own. Since moving off campus and simultaneously expanding the service onto the Heslington East campus, they need more promotional material to ensure students can find and access their service. There has been a significant drop in visits to the flat since the move. 

How can you help Nightline help others? 

University is a time of many changes and challenges for a lot of people. Being able to talk to a peer- someone who understands what you're going through at the University and can empathise - can, and does, make a difference.

You can help Nightline keep up their good work! There are over 4,000 studentsin the graduating Class of 2016 this summer. If you each gave as little as £2 you could raise more than £8,000 for Nightline and the students who remain at the University. Even if you're not part of the Class of 2016, get involved and support York students, donate today.

£200 will pay for the Nightline flat to have a makeover, making it more comfortable for callers and volunteers

£100 will train 10 new volunteers to have the skills necessary to provide this amazing service

£80 will pay for one volunteer to attend the Nightline Association conference, an important and valuable learning experience

£60 will pay for better promotion during fresher's week to ensure new students are aware of the service

£50 will pay for new-better telephones

£5 will print enough posters to advertise to a further 1000 students

Donate today and leave behind a message of well-being for the students who follow in your footsteps

For those of you wondering why there are images of a cow- meet Kevin, the Nightline mascot! Follow us on social media and you can find out more about his story and involvement in the service. 

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For this reward you'll receive the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you've helped support Nightline!

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2016

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As a thank you you'll get a shout out on the @GivingtoYork Twitter to let everyone know how brilliant you are! (If you provide your Twitter handle we can tag you in this!)

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2016

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Go down in history on the Class of 2016 Facebook Wall of thanks! (You will be prompted to provide an appropriate picture)

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Estimated delivery: 1 October 2016

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£15! That's brilliant- thank you! To show how happy we are a Nightline volunteer will write you a personal thank you letter (or email if you prefer) to let you know how awesome you are! Plus all previous rewards!

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Estimated delivery: 1 October 2016

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A moovelous 'signed' picture of Nightline mascot Kevin the cow! Plus all previous rewards!

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Estimated delivery: 1 October 2016

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We all get a bit stressed sometimes so with this reward not only are you helping Nightline but you'll also get your very own Stress cow! Yes you heard me right- a stress cow! Plus all previous awards!

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Estimated delivery: 1 October 2016

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Thank you! You're going to help so many students in York! As a thank you for this amazing donation we want to invite you to join us at the Nightline flat for a cup of tea and a chat with the public face team! (travel and accommodation not included)

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Estimated delivery: 1 October 2016

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Wow. We couldn't be more grateful for your support! And to show you how happy we are we're inviting you to come to York for your very own Nightline photo shoot! You can either have your picture taken with Kevin or AS Kevin! That's right you can be Kevin for a day! (travel and accommodation not included)

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Estimated delivery: 1 October 2016