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Get your glad rags on and support a great cause

Date 21.01.2020

Events Management students from the University of Northampton are proving their worth and gaining valuable work experience by taking on the challenge of organising a fundraising ball, in aid of the Children’s cancer and Leukaemia Group.

In the UK about 1,600 children up to the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year, the students hope that by making this event a success they’ll have helped to make an impact to support the Children’s cancer and Leukaemia Group to continue their research into child-focused cancer treatments.

The group of three, final-year, students Harriet Emery, Georgia Nickels-Pitcher and Courtney Harvey, have teamed up with the charity and spent months planning and preparing for the Heart of Gold charity ball, which will take place on 15 February, at the Hilton Hotel.

The event forms part of the students final-year assessment on their Events Management degree at the University. Speaking about the valuable skills this has helped them to develop, Harriet said: “Planning this event has given me the opportunity to test out everything we’ve been learning as part of our university studies. “This event not only benefits us with our course and will be an excellent example for our CVs as we start to apply for jobs, but also raises awareness for a very important cause. The money we can raise will help make a difference to the lives of children living with cancer, and will enable research to hopefully find a cure for cancer.

Tickets are on sale now and for the price of your ticket, you’ll get a three-course meal, as well as an arrival drink, alongside entertainment from a live singer and DJ to get you dancing the night away. There will also be a raffle and auction on the night.

Tickets are £35 and are available to buy on Eventbrite here.