March 18, 2011 3.51 pm This story is over 152 months old

Lincoln students reach out to Japan

Sending help: Students from the university are doing their bit to help raise money for Japan.

As the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan unfolds 5,730 miles away, it’s hard not to feel a little helpless.

However, 10 University of Lincoln students believed that by combining the skills they have learnt on their course, they could uniquely send help to Japan.

The ten graphic design students created LSAD Japan (Lincoln Students Art and Design), a poster design fundraiser.

The students decided to create posters and sell them to raise money and awareness of what is currently happening in the Far East.

Each student has designed their own poster, with their own slogans and Japanese-related design on.

The posters are not yet ready for purchase, but will be going on sale over the weekend on Photobox Gallery.

Sunjay Morar is one of the students involved in pioneering this project.

He said: “We just wanted to help in any way we can; it’s terrible looking at the TV screen thinking that we can’t do anything to help these people in their time of need.

“So we thought how could we do something, and in the end it was really obvious, that’s how LSAD Japan began.”

Another team member Talveer Uppall said: “The idea for the posters was a simple one.

“We thought that in a student city where a lot of posters are sold, we could really make an impact.”

“We just really hope we can now,” he added.