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Summer fundraising ball is the hottest ticket in town

June 15 2013

Glyndŵr University's much-anticipated summer ball is the hottest ticket in town

The Glyndŵr Giving event takes place at St David’s Park in Ewloe on Friday. 

The Wrexham-based University launched its new fundraising arm earlier this year to support and preserve higher education in north east Wales.

Commercial and fundraising manager Suzanne Riley is confident the campaign will be a major success and hopes industry partners, businesses and the community will get behind the appeal.

She is keen to dispel the myth that universities – particularly Glyndŵr University – are heavily subsidised by the Welsh Government.

Suzanne said: “Glyndŵr University is delighted to be joining the fundraising arena and has launched a specific department to deal with all of its fundraising activity.

“The Glyndŵr Giving Summer Ball has been arranged so we can set the scene for this activity amongst business, fellows and friends of the university.”

She added: “We hope this event will encourage support from the community and build a platform for future fundraising activity in the future.

“We’re sure the night will be a huge hit and thank everyone who has already shown their support.”

Welsh Government funding is now a very small percentage of Glyndŵr University’s income as there is a new fee structure in place and the University itself is a registered charity – any money it generates is invested back into new buildings, services, research and the community.

An example of this was when the University purchased the crisis-hit Racecourse Stadium when Wrexham FC was close to extinction in 2011. 

The acquisition provided a solution for the Dragons but more importantly gave the University an additional academic vehicle to underpin its current and future curriculum, enhancing the student experience.

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