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Anglia Ruskin students to host black-tie dinner for SOS Children

The event is being hosted in support of our work in The Gambia
The event is being hosted in support of our work in The Gambia

We are excited to announce that students from the Lord Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University are organising a black tie dinner and charity auction in aid of SOS Children’s Villages UK.

The event, which will be held on 14 April 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Cambridge’s historic city centre, is set to attract guests from across Cambridgeshire’s booming business world.

A night to remember

The stakes are high as the event will form part of the students’ final year assessment. From finding a venue and coordinating with potential sponsors for the event, to sending invites and sourcing auction items, the team have pulled out all the stops to organise what they hope will be a spectacular night of entertainment and networking.

Three children from Bakoteh in the Gambia
The money raised will help give children, like these three boys from SOS Children's Village Bakoteh in The Gambia, a happy childhood

Guests will be greeted with a champagne reception, before enjoying a three course meal with wine. They will be entertained by local magician Luke Clough, whose impressive tricks are sure to amaze and confound in equal measure! The highlight of the evening will be the live charity auction hosted by legendary auctioneer Will Axon, of Flog It! fame. Some amazing prizes, including a luxury holiday to Portugal and a stay in one of Cambridge’s top hotels, have already been secured.

Fundraising to give children a brighter future

The auction will raise money for SOS Children’s projects in The Gambia. SOS Children have been working in The Gambia since 1981, providing orphaned and abandoned children there with a loving home.

Previous events organised by Anglia Ruskin Students as part of their International Business course have raised up to £7,000 for various charities. This year, the team are hopeful that their black tie dinner and charity auction will be the most successful event to date.

For more information on the event, and to secure your place, click here.

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