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Glyndŵr University winter ball raises more than £4,500 for charity


December 12 2015

Lives at the Wirral’s Claire House Children’s Hospice and Advance Brighter Futures Wrexham are set to be transformed thanks to cash raised by Glyndŵr University and Capital FM.

More than 100 guests raised £4,500 at the Wrexham university’s flagship annual fundraising ball at Carden Park.

Proceeds from the event will be split between the two charities and Glyndŵr University’s fundraising arm, Glyndŵr Giving.

Capital FM presenters Ben Sheppard and Sarah Story hosted the Snow Ball event on Friday November 27, supported by Capital FM Street Stars who helped ensure various fundraising activities ran smoothly.

These included heads and tails bingo, a table raffle and an open auction led by Tim Goodwin of All Wales Auctions.

Items available in the auction included a chainsaw carving from one of Glyndwr University’s graduates Simon O’Rourke which sold for £800.

Jemma Kinch, alumni and fundraising executive, said: “Glyndŵr University is proud to be working in partnership with Capital FM and the Make Some Noise Campaign.

“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.

“Glyndŵr University would like to extend their thanks to all the companies, alumni, current staff, students and board of governors who supported the event by attending and donating so generously on the night.”

Glyndŵr Giving supports four fundraising priority areas: student experience, academic excellence, community engagement and campus development.

Next year’s fundraising ball takes place at The Lion Quays in Oswestry. For more information or to reserve a table please email

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