10th November 2004

 

STUDENTS PITCH IN FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

 

A Hawaiian evening and a charity football match against a Lincoln City XI are two of the events being planned by students to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

 

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union Co-operative will dedicate its programme of social events next week to the charity and collection boxes will be available at all events staged in the Delph Bar.

 

And two special events are being staged to help boost the coffers of the BBC appeal.

 

On Wednesday (17th November) the Afro-Caribbean Society and the university’s team of cheerleaders will join forces for a Hawaiian evening in the Delph Bar.

 

The fun starts at 8pm and the £2 entry fee will be donated to Children in Need.

 

On Thursday (18th November) the ladies’ netball and basketball teams will battle it out in both sports to see which team comes out on top. The contest will take place in the university sports hall from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

 

Then at 7.45pm a Lincoln City FC team will take on the university’s footballers in a charity match on the university’s astroturf sports pitch.

 

Meanwhile loquacious Jodi Delbridge, Vice President for Education and Welfare at the Students’ Union Co-operative, will attempt a 48-hour sponsored silence from midnight on Wednesday 17th until midnight on Friday 19th November.

 

On Friday evening (5pm) staff and student teams will take part in the annual fancy dress five-a-side football tournament.

 

“There’s an accent on sport and healthy lifestyles in this year’s events,” said Dean Eldredge, President of the Students’ Union Co-operative.

 

“We’re hoping to get as many of the sports clubs and societies involved as we can and we’re aiming to top last year’s effort when the Students’ Union raised £1,100 for Children in Need.”

 

Last year four hardy fund-raisers spent 44 hours inside a perspex box without food in the middle of Brayford Pool in a stunt inspired by the illusionist David Blaine.

 

This year is the 25th anniversary of Children in Need. Visit the website www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

 

For more information contact:  Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk