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Winter Wonderland Ball aims to break fundraising record

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Photo: Hundreds attended Glyndŵr University's inaugural fundraising ball in June 2013.

A second annual fundraising ball will aim to raise record levels of cash to boost campus investment and improve student life at Glyndŵr University.

The Wrexham institution is holding the Winter Wonderland event at Llyndir Hall, Rossett, on Friday 12 December.

Its first ever fundraiser in Flintshire last year raised almost £8000 and fundraising manager Suzanne Riley said they were aiming to exceed the figure this time.

She said: “Fundraising is a hugely valuable income stream for the university, helping to improve our offering for students and develop a better campus for everyone to enjoy.

“We were delighted with the response we had to the event last time and we’re confident this one will be equally, if not more, successful.”

The Winter Wonderland Fundraising Ball will be hosted by Professor Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University.

Tables are priced at £650 + VAT and include Bucks Fizz and Canapes on arrival, a three course meal and unlimited drinks.

All proceeds go towards supporting one of Glyndŵr University’s four fundraising priorities - student experience, academic excellence, community engagement and campus development.

Dress code is black tie and long cocktail dresses. The event runs from 7pm to midnight.

Glyndŵr University launched its new fundraising arm in 2013 to support and preserve higher education in north east Wales.

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.

As well as the inaugural fundraising ball, the university launched a fundraising contest which saw the Yale Stand at the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium rebranded as the Utilities Connection Management Ltd (UCML) stand for the 2014/5 football season.

Businesses were given the chance to win the naming rights for an entry of £250 into a random draw earlier this year. Every entrant received an advert in a matchday programme.

For more information on the Winter Wonderland Fundraising Ball or to book a table email s.riley@glyndwr.ac.uk or call 01978 293007.

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