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NSPCC benefits from University prize draw

Posted on 4 November 2003

NSPCC Community Appeals Manager Ken Ridley will scoot off with £1,130 for the charity on Friday – thanks to the University’s Commercial Services Section which organised a prize draw during Freshers Week.

Many of the 2,200 new students who joined the University of York this term entered into the spirit of the event, hoping to win one of four star prizes donated by suppliers of the Commercial Services Section. Commercial Services includes catering, bars, retail, conferencing, environmental and sports and leisure services.

The third prize of a pedal scooter was won by Ruth Wheatley, a politics and sociology student who said: “I’ve already been using it to get around campus quickly.”

Rena Quarton, Business Development Manager for the Commercial Services Section, said: “Our students were extremely generous and we were over the moon to realise how much money we raised. We thought the NSPCC was a very worthy cause.”

The cheque will be presented to local NSPCC Community Appeals Manager Ken Ridley on Friday, at 2pm in the University’s new flagship Roger Kirk catering and conference centre.

Notes to editors:

  • Dr Andy MacDonald, Director of Facilities Management and Eleanor Murch, Students Union RAG President will both present the cheque to Ken Ridley, NSPCC Community Appeals Manager.

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