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Issued:13/02/12

Catering staff at Sheffield Hallam University have been showing a lot of bottle by donating more than £10,000 to good causes from the sale of water in its cafes and delis.

The catering services team at Sheffield Hallam has been working with Coca Cola Enterprises to donate five pence from every bottle of Abbey Well Water sold in its deli bars and restaurants over the past two years - raising £10,855.80 in the process.

This year, the money will be split between a charity for people with Brittle Bones, Sheffield Mind and research into Neurofibromatosis by local charity The Neuro Foundation.

Sheffield Hallam's catering services raised the fourth highest amount of all the universities who took part.

Susan Walker, campus catering manager at Sheffield Hallam, said: "Catering Services are proud to support local charities, schools and colleges. We are delighted to have raised more than £10,000 over the past two years which will really benefit a number of good causes."

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Bridget Strong, Chief Executive of Sheffield Mind, said: "Sheffield Mind is delighted to have been supported by the Abbey Well water fundraising scheme. This donation, generated by the generosity of people at Sheffield Hallam University, not only helps us to highlight mental health as an issue but makes a valuable contribution towards us sustaining and developing our much needed services for people in Sheffield."

Brett Wainwright from Coca-Cola said: “Coca-Cola and Abbey Well Water have again been delighted with the amount of cash raised by Sheffield Hallam University during this promotion. We'd also like to thank all staff and students for the fantastic support and efforts in raising these fantastic amounts towards good causes."

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