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University and Capital wrap up partnership for charity

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Glyndŵr University has teamed-up with a radio giant to raise money for worthy causes.

The Wrexham-based institution and Capital are to collaborate on fundraising events, starting with a Winter Wonderland ball on Friday December 12.

This will be followed by a 2.5k Santa Dash on Sunday December 14, around Alyn Waters Country Park.

All cash raised will be donated to Glyndŵr Giving, which aims to boost campus investment and improve student life at the university, and Capital’s charity Global’s Make Some Noise, which supports projects changing the lives of young people across the UK, including Advanced Brighter Futures Wrexham, and Claire House Children’s Hospice, Wirral.

Organised by Suzanne Riley, head of international business relations and fundraising, and fundraising and alumni executive Jemma Kinch, the winter ball will take place at Llyndir Hall, Rossett.

Among the businesses set to be in attendance are Wagtail UK, Cor Coaching and Avox.

On the night, guests will be treated to a three-course meal, music and a disco with Capital presenters and a prize auction, hosted by Melfyn Williams from All Wales Auction.

“We are delighted to be offering our services as auctioneers for this important event and will help raise as much as possible for these good and worthy causes,” said Melfyn (pictured).

Lorissa Roberts, manager of Advanced Brighter Futures, was grateful to Glyndŵr and Capital for choosing them to benefit from the events.

"We were thrilled to hear we're receiving some of the funds raised from the Winter Wonderland ball,” she said.

“We're very grateful to Glyndŵr University and Capital for being team players in the community and helping the people of Wrexham during this festive and giving time of year.”

Glyndŵr’s first ever fundraiser in Flintshire last year raised almost £8,000 towards Glyndŵr Giving.

Suzanne hopes to garner even more support this time around, and said tickets are still available.

“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,” she said.

“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 event 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’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 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 Santa Dash, email or Alternatively, call 01978 293995.



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