DSU smash record for Children in Need donations

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DSU smashed last year's record for Children in Need donations with a massive day of events on Friday.

Organised by DSU Volunteering, a total of £1,104.17 was raised - beating last year's total by almost £100.

Despite the weather, volunteers shook donation buckets across campus and were one of only a select groups chosen to fundraise in the city centre.

The team also created a Fun Zone in the Campus Centre Lounge for the day, with facepainting, henna, board games and a ball pit.

But the 'highlight' of the day was the Winney Waxing, which saw VP Student Activities Dan Winney have his chest and legs waxed all in the name of charity.

Many thanks to everyone who got involved and donated money to the cause, and a special thank you to Community Events Frontrunner Caylee Gutsell and her team of volunteers who organised the day.

Children in Need is the BBC's own charity which makes a real difference to children's lives across the UK. So far this year, the campaign has raised a record-breaking £37million and counting. A local charity, The Laura Centre is one of the organisations volunteers visited last week in the run up to Friday's events to see where some of the funds raised will go to and have a huge impact locally.

For an album of pictures from the day, visit the DSU Facebook page here.


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