UNIVERSITY of York students raised a staggering sum of more than £120,000 for various good causes during the last academic year.

A dedicated fundraising week in November raised £1,701 and included a parade through the centre of York. Local domestic abuse charity IDAS received half the money raised from the week.

Throughout the year students also took part in treks and challenges all over the world, including the Amazon, Nepal and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro which added a whopping £84,893 to the total and supported national and international charities, such as Action Against Hunger and Childreach International.

In the early summer nearly 100 students took part in Jailbreak, where students need to travel as far away from York as possible with no money.

Students got as far as Germany and the winning team got to Gran Canaria and beat the previous year’s Jailbreak fundraising total by more than £5,000 for children’s cancer charity Kidscan.

The total raised during the academic year was about £120,734.

All the fundraising events were run by the University of York Students’ Union Raise and Give Committee?