Support flows in at Otago uni

University of Otago Volunteer Centre co-ordinator Sze-En Watts (centre) and UniCrew volunteers (from left) Stefan Prince (23), Susana Jones (19), Ishani Sukumaran (22) and Grace Edmonds (22) receive baking and letters on campus yesterday. Photo: Linda Rob
University of Otago Volunteer Centre co-ordinator Sze-En Watts (centre) and UniCrew volunteers (from left) Stefan Prince (23), Susana Jones (19), Ishani Sukumaran (22) and Grace Edmonds (22) receive baking and letters on campus yesterday. Photo: Linda Robertson
A mass of cakes and many letters from University of Otago students and staff poured in yesterday, showing support for the Dunedin Muslim and migrant communities, after the Christchurch terrorist attacks.

UniCrew volunteers from the university Volunteer Centre, as well as students linked to O Red, the Red Cross students' group, and the Rotoract Club of Dunedin, a youth version of Rotary, received the many contributions at the Otago University Students' Association Clubs and Societies Centre.

''I feel very encouraged to see the response from students and staff,'' Otago University Volunteer Centre co-ordinator Sze-En Watts (33) said yesterday.

Much of the baking would be passed on to members of the Dunedin Muslim and migrant communities, and many of the letters of support would be sent to Christchurch, including to medical staff and police who had responded to the attacks, Ms Watts said.

john.gibb@odt.co.nz

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