Friday, 9 May 2014

Students raise record amount for Barnardo's

UCLan Event Management undergraduates raised over £4,000 for Barnardo's by organising a series of enterprising events.

For the sixth year in a row second year students worked in groups to organise, promote and implement a range of events to raise funds for the charity.

This year's efforts took the overall total raised to almost £17,000 since the 'Events in Action' module began.

Barnardo's representatives Jane Harries and Paul Wilcox visited UCLan to accept a cheque. Jane said: "I'd welcome all of these students onto my team – I'm in awe of them all. To raise over £4,000 is an amazing achievement and I'm so, so proud."

Paul added: "I feel privileged to attend these type of events. The money raised will pay for three years counselling for someone. Whether it's £1 or one million pounds, it doesn't matter, it all makes a difference."

The events organised allow students to put academic theory into practice, and included a Dance Competition, a Masked Ball and a Rodeo event. All the money raised by UCLan is ring-fenced to be used in the Preston area.

Module leader Rod Train was delighted with the students' efforts: "We've had some fantastic events this year and I'm proud of everyone. Students have gained valuable event experience which will help them in their future careers. We have raised a record £4,087.74 from only seven groups, and in today's economic climate that's a wonderful achievement."

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