10th May 2001

 

LIFE’S A BEACH FOR STUDENTS

 

Students will be heading to the beach to raise money for charity next Friday (18th May).

 

But they wont even have to leave the bar as they’re throwing a beach party on campus!

 

The party, with a ‘beachier the better’ dress code, is to be held at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s Students’ Union bar in Lincoln and will raise money for VICTA, a charity for visually impaired children.

 

Organisers and final-year Law & Criminology students Andy Clarke and Matthew Dickinson ran the London Marathon for the charity last month and still need to raise extra funds.

 

“We decided we wanted to run for a children’s charity and VICTA seemed to fit the bill,” said Andy. “We even managed to complete in less than five hours despite little training!”

 

The party will include games, a surf machine and a bouncy castle and students are encouraged to get their beachwear out for the occasion.

 

So far the organisers have already received a great deal of support from local businesses such as Andy’s Records, Intersport, The Varsity and Sonic Records, who have very kindly offered prizes for the party games.

 

“There isn’t long left until we graduate so it will be an excellent end-of-year party,” added Andy.

 

The party begins at 8:30pm and entry is £3.00 to NUS members and £4.00 to non-members. For further information please contact the Students’ Union on 01522 886142.

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VICTA stands for Visually Impaired Children Taking Action which supports the needs of blind and partially sighted children.

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

e-mail: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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