13th November 2002




Staff and students from the University of Lincoln are doing their bit to raise funds for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal which takes place on Friday this week. (15th November)


Keen fundraisers already have some activities under way.  


In keeping with true student tradition, the Student Union Co-operative are selling tickets for a giant a pub crawl which will take place this evening.  Students will meet at the university’s Delph Bar at 6.30pm and proceed by coach to the Prince of Wales public house on the Bailgate in Lincoln where the event will begin in earnest – heading downhill.  Last year they sold 1,400 tickets!


Three members of staff from the university’s Enquiry Centre – Christine Leggett, Carole Hall and Jo Greaves – have made a head-start with their fundraising and began a sponsored slim last month which hopes to raise over £300.


Fundraising continues at 5.00pm Friday evening, with teams of staff and students competing in a 5-a-side football tournament at the university’s Brayford Pool sports centre. 


During the half-time interval - waiting with woolly hat at the ready – member of staff Richard Rollinson will be preparing to have his head shaved to raise a few pennies. 


Lincoln City Football Club are also getting in on the action and will be bringing a team to the sports hall after the tournament in order to play against the highest bidder.  Not to be outdone, the Lincoln cheerleaders will also be in attendance and will themselves be holding a slave auction for the occasion.


In addition to all these activities, students from the university will also be helping the appeal by going out and about around the county collecting as much money as possible dressed, of course, as Pudsey the Bear.


Support for all of these events would be greatly appreciated, so please come along. The more the merrier!



For more information contact:


Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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