University of Lincolnshire & Humberside Rag Week Ball 23rd April 1999
Copy for Lincolnshire Life - June 1999
161 words plus seven captions
LINCOLN STUDENTS HAVING A BALL
Students at Lincoln’s new university campus celebrated Rag Week at the end of April with their first ever Rag Ball.
More than 400 students donned their best clothes for the occasion - a formal dinner and ball with a live band and a disco at Kelham Hall near Newark.
The event - the first of its kind for students in the city - was a sell-out, with 420 tickets snapped up at £30 a head by youngsters keen to help raise money for a good cause.
Proceeds from the ball went to the Shaftesbury Society, a local charity which helps young people with mental health problems, and to Lighthouse, the AIDS awareness charity.
“We sold all our tickets within a few days and everyone had a fantastic time,” said organiser Lawrence Wright afterwards. “Kelham Hall was an ideal venue for the event.”
Lawrence also thanked the sponsors of the ball, who included the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside and Barclays Bank.
A21 Student revellers having fun on the Barclays-sponsored bouncy castle
A29 Organising the Rag Ball was full of ups and downs for (left to right) Helen Izat, Lawrence Wright and Jody Simpson
A33 Angela Hibbin and Jane Ackroyd raise a glass for charity
B7 All friends together... Serena Lambert, Gemma Daly, Su Mason and Caroline Hewson
B16 Savannah Kilbane (red hair) and Vivienne Whitney strut their funky stuff
B37 Shall we dance? Liam Fletcher and Dee Ryan take the floor
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