2024 Telethon raises £182,000

The 2024 Telethon took place from 11 to 25 March and was a great success.

The Telethon involved 322 conversations between students and alumni, which provided great enjoyment on both sides. Our student callers had a wonderful time connecting with alumni and strengthening the bonds that make the Merton community so special.

Around half of the alumni we spoke to generously agreed to further support Merton with a gift, collectively raising over £182,000. These gifts and pledges provided over half of the target for the Student Support Fund, which aims to help students in financial need, support postgraduate research, and foster academic and personal development. Additionally, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have also been able to make progress with a new Graduate Scholarship in Music, a special sports appeal, and of course our other ongoing core priorities.

We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who made a donation, as well as to those who shared their time and anecdotes with our eager student callers. Your wisdom and reminiscences of Merton's history made our Telethon truly sparkle. Here's to more lively conversations, insights and donations in the years to come – you can be sure the calls will be just as entertaining!

We warmly welcome any further donations in support of this campaign: www.merton.ox.ac.uk/make-a-gift.