19th April 2002

 

STUDENTS PLAN A WACKY WEEK FOR CHARITY

 

Doctors and nurses will be singing karaoke together next week in a bid to raise much needed funds…

 

No, it’s not a post-budget attempt by the NHS to supplement its income, but the latest wheeze by University of Lincoln students who will be spending the next ten days raising money for two charities.

 

RAG (Raise And Give) Week starts tomorrow and wacky events are planned for nine days in a row before the student fund-raisers sit back to count the cash.

 

This year they’re aiming to raise £6,000 for ActionAid and to help North Hykeham Town Council pay for a new skatepark in the locality.

 

The doctors and nurses karaoke takes place next Tuesday (23rd April) in the Delph Bar on the Brayford Pool campus and is just one event in a series which will keep the money (and the beer) flowing for ten days:

 

Saturday 20th              All-night party, Delph Bar – raffle, games and prizes

Sunday 21st                 Quiz night, Delph Bar

Monday 22nd              Fancy dress pub crawl around Brayford Pool (starts 7pm)

Tuesday 23rd              Doctors and nurses karaoke – Delph Bar 8pm

Wednesday 24th         70s-style carnival through Lincoln – starts 11am

                                    Barbecue, Delph Bar – 2pm

Thursday 25th Live music by Bone-Box (+ support), Delph Bar (7.30pm)

Friday 26th                  Charity ‘school disco’ night for student magazine

Bullet Suprize

Saturday 27th              All-night party, Delph Bar – raffle, games and prizes

Sunday 28th                 Chill-out in Bar Med with chilled live music

 

“Last year we raised £4,000 for charity and this year we‘re going for a 50 per cent increase,” said co-organiser Steve Medway.

 

“We’re very grateful for the support we’ve had from our sponsors – Toni & Guy, the Lincoln Co-op and Bar Med.”

 

 

For more information, or to arrange a photograph,  contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk