Bristol University students have raised £1500 (N705,760) for a cleaner, Herman Gordon, who came to the United Kingdom in 1967, so that he can visit his family in Jamaica with his wife.
The money was raised via a JustGiving page to fund a week’s trip for Mr Gordon and his wife to visit his family in the Caribbean – with more than 230 students donating.
When Herman received the cash gift from the generous undergrads he broke down in tears .
Mr Gordon, who is in his mid 60s, came to the UK from Kingston, Jamaica, as a 15-year-old in 1967 as part of the Windrush generation.
Last year June, Mr Gordon was dubbed an ‘icon’ by the University of Bristol Library’s Instagram page, saying he was a familiar face to many of the medical students at the university.
A video of Mr Gordon being surprised with the money was posted online where he becomes emotional and thanks the Bristol students for their kind token of appreciation.
The gift was accompanied by a note addressed from ‘Bristol Students’, which thanked Mr Gordon 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.”