Charity bash raises £2,000

28th April 2009 1:24pm - Return to press releases

A fundraising event held by East Riding College business students in aid of Dove House Hospice raised £2,000.
The charity ball and auction in the Wilberforce Suite at the KC Stadium in Hull was a resounding success, with more than 120 people attending.
Organised by Beverley-based year two BTEC National Diploma students, the event aimed to raise funds for and awareness of the Hull-based charity.
Lecturer Ellen Smuts said: "The event went very smoothly and was a credit to the hard work and commitment of the students who brought it all together.
"I'd like to thank everyone who attended or donated items for the auction, and those whose bidding in the auction helped us raised so much for Dove House Hospice."

Student spokeswoman Marie Pockley said: "It was a great experience to work on this event, with all the research, planning, sales and marketing that went into it.
"We got a real taste of what it's like to work in business and to bring together a team of people to ensure a project is successful."
She added: "We would all like to thank everyone who helped us to raise £2,000 for Dove House Hospice.
"We also received a large donation from the oil rig workers of Forties Charlie where one of our students' father works, which contributed to our final figure of £2,000."

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Photographs of the event are available.

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