Cocktails, bingo and clothes recycling events aid good causes

20 Mar 2024
Four young people, two male two female, sat at table playing bingo

Event Management students at the University of Winchester have been putting their skills into practice to help charities.

Two events took place recently at the South Downs Social café in the city.

Angled view of cocktail evening with people in crowded bar

The first was a cocktail-making evening to raise awareness for the Winchester Beacon Homeless Charity – the event (pictured above) also raised £106.86 for the organisation.

Students enlisted the help of the Boozy Bar which runs cocktail-making masterclasses for the event.

A Bingo night (pictured top) brought in £471.73 for the Hampshire hospices, Naomi House and Jack’s Place.

Neal Wyatt founder of the South Downs Social praised the students’ efforts and organisational abilities. “They were very professional and a credit to the university,” he said.

Two young women standing front of bunting at a clothes swap

A third event – a clothes swap to promote a re-use and recycle message – raised £536.11 for cancer Research UK.

It was held on behalf Winchester BID (Business Improvement District) at the University’s entertainment venue, The Vault.

All three events were part of the final year Event Management module - Contemporary Issues in Event Management, where the students work with local clients to run an event which tackles a concern of the client.


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