Donations for the Notre Dame, where have the world’s richest been hiding?
According to Reuters, after just two days of the disaster of Notre Dame Cathedral, the total of donations for rebuilding was reaching 900 million euros. As a history student, I am not lacking sympathy for the country in this difficult time. They are mourning the loss of a monumental landmark which has defined France and Paris’ history and culture. However, I cannot stand by and witness the praise which those who have donated are receiving for their overly generous donations to the cause when the world faces much more contentious humanitarian and environmental issues.
If you are a Durham student, chances are you have heard of DUCK, the aptly named Durham University Charities Committee. Most people know of some of the work done by this committee, but they deserve more recognition for their dedication and inventive approach to helping local and national causes.
Emily Kilner asks Rosie Trainor, current DUCK President, to discover more about this inspiring group of students.