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Western's United Way Campaign announces record-breaking donation

January 22, 2014

The campaign raised $785,386, which is the largest donation ever made to the United Way of London and Middlesex, breaking the previous record of $746,101 set by Western’s 2012 campaign.

Western President Amit Chakma and Andrew Lockie, Chief Executive Officer for United Way of London & Middlesex, thanked the approximately 100 volunteers and 1,300 students, faculty and staff who donated and highlighted the many ways United Way helps people in the London Middlesex region.

“Western’s engagement in the community is central to our mission as a university,” said Chakma. “The United Way supports our community with the widest spectrum of the services for those most in need and Western is proud to support their vital work in our region.”

Information on United Way of London Middlesex’s campaign is available at www.uwlondon.on.ca

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