Monday, 12 May 2014

SSTO help charity make a difference

SSTO undergraduates raised nearly £1,500 for Derian House by organising a range of events.

As part of their TL3082 Sport and Leisure Events module, students from the Sports Development & Enterprise programme were joined by colleagues from Sports Business Management & Marketing to organise, promote and stage events which included a casino night, a pub quiz and football, pool & table-tennis tournaments.

The money was raised in aid of Derian Lodge, which caters for the unique needs of young people aged 16-25 with a life-limiting illness.

SSTO Lecturer Louisa Jones said: "For a small group of students to raise almost £1,500 is a tremendous achievement. I'm delighted with their efforts in giving something back to the community while developing their own skills."

Lucy Sawdon-Collings from Derian House praised the students' efforts: "As I explained when I first met everyone, the hospice relies almost entirely on donations to continue to offer the support and care we give to families throughout the North West.

"You can rest assured the money raised will definitely make a difference. A huge Thank You on behalf of everyone at Derian House - it's an absolutely fantastic amount and we truly do appreciate every penny."

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