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Tourism students raise over £1,400 for charity

Money Friday 3 February 2017

Entrepreneurial Tourism students have raised more than £1,400 for local charities by putting their course teaching into practice.

Five different events were organised by final year BA Tourism and Tourism Management students from the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, as part of their Events Management teaching strand.

The students excelled at the challenge and raised £1,424 for a number of different charities. The money was raised through bake sales, raffle tickets, entry prices and several events.

Dr Victoria Kennedy, Course Leader for Tourism and Tourism Management, said: “We are very proud of the efforts the students have put into organising these events for charity, many of which are local charities close to the students’ hearts. They are not only raising awareness and a substantial amount of money for their charity, but also giving something back to the community.

“The students have worked hard putting theory into practice by organising these events themselves and we think they have done so very successfully.”

They held events including a Variety Show, which raised £363 for Marie Curie Cancer Research and local homelessness charity The Basement, also managing to collect a number of jumpers, hats, food and toiletries for the organisation. Other events held at Our Place, included a Generations Quiz, which raised £280 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, and a Winter Wonderland Quiz, which raised £150 for a local animal charity.

A further £460 were raised during a Pub Quiz at the Cricketer’s Arms in St Helens for Willowbrook Hospice, an independent local charity caring for people with life-limiting diseases. The final event of the week was held at Heaven Nightclub in Liverpool City Centre, themed as a Music through the Decades night, raising £171 for Sahir House and raising awareness of HIV support and training in Liverpool. On the night, Hope student George Alexander, who helped to organise the event, was interviewed by The Guide Liverpool, highlighting the aim of the event and the chosen charity.

Steve Fowler, course tutor, attended a number of the events and commented that the students ‘should be very proud indeed of their achievements’.

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