Current second year Events Management students at Cardiff Metropolitan University have raised in excess of £9,000 for charity this year during their studies.
As part of the Project Management module on the Events Management undergraduate degree, second year students have organised a series of thirteen events throughout the year that has raised over £9,000 for a selection of charities including, Ty Hafan, Stroke Association and Whiz Kidz.
Some of the events that took place throughout the year included a boxing night, a race night, horse trails and a vintage sale. One of the charity events, called 'Jailbreak' involved participants hitchhiking for charity; three Cardiff Met students managed to get on world renowned entrepreneur, Alan Sugars, private jet to Switzerland.
As Cardiff Metropolitan University is a Santander University Partner, Santander match funded the total raised by students.
Dr Dewi Jaimangal-Jones, module leader and Programme Director for the Events Management degree programme commented on the success of his students, '' the students have done extremely well this term by organising such great events, the fact that they have raised a huge amount of money for local charities makes it even more worthwhile! We look forward to similar events taking place next year, with our next cohort of second year students.''