#FreshFest16 kicks off with vibrant charity ColourFest

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Students helped kick off De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)'s #FreshFest16 festivities by raising a mammoth amount for charity.

Students new and old came together with their students’ union officer team at ColourFest on Bede Park this Sunday afternoon to raise a whopping £1,185 for DMU Square Mile India – a De Montfort University (DMU)-run initiative which helps children in India.

The event, which was streamed live on DSU’s Facebook page, saw students ‘play with colour’ by throwing powder paint at one another in a celebration similar to the Hindu Holi festival – also celebrated on Bede Park in March.

Dan Winney, President at DSU, said: “This is just one of a wide range of #FreshFest16 events, and we love having such diverse events on campus. We have got lots going on during the week.

“It’s also good to support such a great initiative with the charitable donations of students.”

Sam Wright, Community Partnerships Coordinator for Square Mile, said: “The turnout at ColourFest was phenomenal.

“I would like to thank every single student who turned out and supported the project, we really appreciate their contributions.”

You can see a full album of pictures from ColourFest on our Facebook page here.

For more information about #FreshFest16, view all events here.

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