Students turn into lifesavers thanks to #FreshFest16

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You might have had a great time at De Montfort Students' Union (DSU)'s #FreshFest16, but did you know that it did good, too?

The annual Freshers Fair was bigger than ever this year, with thousands of students flocking to over 85 stands at De Montfort University (DMU)'s QEII Leisure Centre to grab freebies, vouchers, more about what Leicester has to offer.

Within the hall, the WelFair organised by Vice President Welfare and Community Keira Rounsley included dynamic stands from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue, DMU Fridge Raiders and Leicestershire NHS in a section of the fair dedicated to over 25 stands that help you keep safe, well and happy.

And the Leicestershire NHS stand that raised awareness about the importance of the NHS Organ Donation Register signed up an incredible 101 DMU students to the all-important register.

With an innovative giant ‘operation’ style game, their stand certainly sparked interest across the fair. Students could have a go at the game, ask questions about the register and even sign themselves up to be part of the life-saving programme.

Keira said: "The WelFair at Freshers Fair was a great success and at the same time as letting students pick up a load of freebies it was good to see students thinking about how they can stay healthy and well while at university.

"I am delighted that 101 students signed up to the vital NHS Organ Donor Register because this could well make a real difference to people's lives.

"I'm glad to say that DMU students can be lifesavers."

If you didn’t sign on to the register at the fair but would like to now, you can find out more information and sign up online here.


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