22nd November 2005

 

EVERY PENNY COUNTS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

 

Staff and students at the University of Lincoln who helped to raise almost £1000 in aid of Children in Need are being thanked for their generosity.

 

President of the Students' Union Tom Watney and Athletic Union and Societies President Glen Wilson successfully completed their challenge to spend 24 hours in a Smart car, on what must have been the coldest night of the year so far.

 

Tom said he would like to thank everyone who donated money: “We managed to raise an amazing £575.12 so thank you to everyone who put their hand in their pocket and to Glen who had to put up with me for 24 hours in a very confined space!”

 

The university’s Sports Assistant Ben Spurr organised a staff five-a-side football tournament on Friday evening raising over £129 while staff in the Faculty of Business & Law who wore fancy dress for the day managed to collect a grand total of £150.17.

 

Members of the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences also gained a few extra pounds by selling cakes.  

 

According to the faculty’s administrative assistant Tracey Oley it was very much a team effort: “We would like to thank all staff and students who helped us in raising the wonderful sum of £145.00 for Children in Need. We had a really fun day for a very good cause.”

 

The total amount raised by the University of Lincoln for Children in Need was a very commendable £999.47.

 

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Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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