Monday, 19 May 2014

Event students support Cash for Kids

First Year Event Management undergraduates raised almost £2,000 after organising a series of events in aid of a local children's charity.

As part of their Semester Two studies the students worked in groups to devise, plan and deliver the events to raise money for Rock FM's Cash for Kids project.

The charity lends a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children aged 0-18 years by means of a grant giving process. Grants are awarded in the local region to go towards buying specialist equipment for children to enhance their quality of life.

Cash for Kids Charity Manager Nikki Thompson praised the students' efforts: "For first year undergrads to raise nearly £2,000 is an absolutely outstanding achievement. They are all a credit to UCLan and I'm proud of every single one of them.

"All the money raised will be used to make a difference to children's lives in Preston and the surrounding areas."

Events organised included a Fashion Show, a Band Night and a Hawaiian Evening, and allowed the students to place their learning into a 'real-world' environment. Course Leader Rod Train said: "All the Events were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed attending every one of them.

"The students learned so much from organising their events and they've raised an amazing total. Many of the students also volunteered to help at other Cash for Kids events to gain more experience, which will help their studies and their CVs.

"We've formed a really good partnership with Cash for Kids, and it's good to have that community engagement. We look forward to continuing the partnership next year."

Rock FM's Rose Finnigan added: "We're extremely proud of the students who've organised some amazing fundraising events in aid of Cash for Kids. Their hard work has resulted in them raising an amazing £1930.09 in aid of local children which will go to help in many ways.

"It's been a pleasure to work with the groups and we look forward to meeting next year's students."

A selection of images from the cheque presentation can be viewed here.

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