Grant for Love Your Uni camper van

Published 13 September 2013
From left to right, Dan Finn, Director of the Youth Trust; Miriam Swaffield, Fusion's Student Mission Developer; Julia Roberston, Young Leaders Award Coordinator inside the van

Fusion's Love Your Uni camper van has received a £5,000 grant from the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.

Fusion's Student Mission Developer Miriam Swaffield has just started a two-year road trip with the camper van and will be taking it to as many university locations around the UK as possible.

The Love Your Uni initiative is run by Fusion to share the Gospel with university students, often in practical ways, such as offering free bike repair or handing out bottles of water and flip flops to revellers.

Swaffield will be visiting the university locations with the aim of encouraging local churches and students to "love your uni as Jesus loves us".

The first stop on the road trip was the official residence of the Archbishop of York, Bishopthorpe Palace.

The Love Your Uni camper van outside Bishopthorpe Palace

She said: "I want to encourage young people to continue to grow in their faith and live out Christian values whilst at University. The VW camper van is a tangible symbol of the student mission movement we can all be part of."

Dan Finn, Director of the Youth Trust said "It's brilliant to be supporting this fantastic project that will have a positive impact on so many young peoples' lives over the course of the next two years.

"As a Trust we are passionate about enabling young people to serve their communities and be the change they want to see – The Fusion Road Trip will do exactly this and we look forward to hearing stories of how young people have served their universities and shared the love of God in the process."

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