Chemsoc ball raises £400 for charity
On Friday 23rd March 2012, the University of Leicester Chemistry Society, in conjunction with the Engineering Society, held a charity ball in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Save the Children. The event was held in The Underwood Suite at Welford Road Stadium, home of the Leicester Tigers. The evening, which was attended by both students and academics, went fantastically well with over one hundred tickets sold.
The guests were treated to an excellent two course buffet-style meal with entertainment provided by magician John Constantine as well as DJ Jamie Taylor and singer Zoe George, both of whom are students at the university and members of the Chemistry Society. Following the dinner there was a raffle; prizes had been generously donated by various local businesses and all money made from the sale of tickets was split evenly between the two charities.
Another key part of the evening was the announcement of the Chemistry Society committee election results. Members who wished to run for a position on the 2012/2013 committee had nominated themselves and voting had then been open for a week to the rest of the society. The ball provided a superb chance to announce the results and congratulations go to all of the new committee members, including Charlotte Ashworth and Chris Smith who were elected President and Vice President respectively. Following the election results, Jamie Taylor ended the night with disco.
Money raised from the event enabled the society to provide a donation of £200 to each of the charities, a result we are delighted with. On this note, a big thanks go to everyone who helped make the evening a success; the local businesses for donating the prizes, Jamie, Zoe and John for excellent entertainment, Welford Road stadium for the superb venue, food and bar, the charities for providing free promotional material, the Chemistry Department academics who provided a baby picture for a ‘guess the lecturer’ game, Instantpix for providing high-quality professional photographs, the rest of the current committee for all of their hard work and dedication, and finally to everyone who turned up and made the event an evening to remember.
Chemistry Society Social Secretary