Each year the SPSA donate whatever profit has been gleaned throughout the year to charities voted for by its members.
For the 2015-2016 academic charities are:
Parkinson’s UK local branch dedicates it’s donations to finding a cure for a currently incurable, degenerative and progressive neurological condition, as well as providing information and support for not only sufferers but their family and friends.
Although people don’t directly die from Parkinson’s, the symptoms do get worse over time. Symptoms include tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement – which can have a great impact on their day-to-day lives. As it is gets worse, more care and support is required.
The Hope Winch Benevolence Fund which enables current students experiencing financial hardship to continue their studies.