Student Festival raises funds for charity

Students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) raised more than £5000 for charity as a result of the week-long Aberdeen Student Festival.


Aberdeen Student Festival raised £5K for Erskine and Diabetes (UK)

The money has been split evenly between Erskine and Diabetes (UK).

Seven internationally-themed cultural events took place in venues across the city during the second annual festival which was organised by Events Management students as part of their third year course.

Dr Rachael Ironside, lecturer in Events Management at RGU’s School of Creative and Cultural, said organising the festival gives students the opportunity to use all the practical skills they develop during their course.

“The students put on another amazing festival. The huge range of events took us around the world and enabled the 456 guests that attended the festival to immerse themselves in a variety of cultural performances and activities. The total raised for the charities was excellent, and it goes without saying that we are incredibly proud of their achievements.”

Michael Parkes, Community Fundraiser, Erskine: “Thanks so much to everyone involved in the Aberdeen Student Festival.  From Liverpool to Hawaii, the Aberdeen Student Festival brought colour, fun and inspiration to the Granite City!  All this whilst helping Erskine to continue to support over 800 veterans and their spouses each year in our four homes.”

Karen Moore, Regional Fundraiser, Diabetes UK: “As the UK’s leading diabetes charity, our mission is that by bringing people together to work in partnership, we will support those living with diabetes, prevent Type 2 diabetes, make research breakthroughs, and ultimately find a cure.

“The income from the festival will help us to achieve our goals faster and realise our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  I would like to congratulate the students on such superb and imaginative events and thank them all on behalf of us at Diabetes UK and the 4 million people living with Diabetes in the UK.”

The money raised is going towards supporting a research project for Diabetes UK and funding assisted cycles for the veterans at the Erskine homes. 


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