Uni Students Raise Money To Send Cleaner On Holiday

A cleaner at the University of Bristol has been gifted £1,500 after students crowdfunded the money to send him to Jamaica.

The money was raised to fund a week’s trip for Herman Gordon and his wife to visit family.

“He is the epitome of happiness,” the JustGiving page where over 230 supporters donated money says.

A video of Herman being surprised with the money was later shared online and shows him breaking down in tears.

The gift was accompanied by a note addressed from “Bristol Students”, which thanked Herman for his “positive energy” over the years.

“You have brightened many of our days and we want you to know that we love and appreciate you.”

Herman has worked at Bristol University as part of the cleaning staff for 12 years.

In terms of the positivity that so many students praise him for, Herman told Newsbeat it’s important to keep away “negative vibes”.

“I know that these students are studying. You don’t want any negative vibes around them.

“They speak good things to me, I speak good things to them, and I bless them all.”


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