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Having a ball … for charity!

University of St Andrews students will party for charity later this week (Friday 3 March 2000) when they hold a fundraising ball in the town.

Around 350 students will wine and dine to the sounds of student band Gumph, a ceilidh and a jazz trio before being entertained by a wandering magician, charity slave auction, raffle, cabaret and casino.

It is hoped that the Venetian Masquerade Hamilton Hall Ball will raise hundreds of pounds for Oxfam, Marie Curie Cancer Care and NCH Action for Children. Even the decorations will be put to good use at the end of the night, with plans to donate them to the Student Voluntary Service for their childrens’ fun days.

Ball Convener Tim Crafter said, “Hamilton students are always willing to raise money for charity and, if they can have a good time doing it, so much the better! Already this year, through activities such as pub-crawls and bonus-ball draws, Hamilton has raised nearly £700 for charity and we hope to add yet more to this total through the various events taking place at the ball.”

As part of the Students Association’s commitment to security, the hall entrance will be manned throughout the event and students will be required to submit photographic identification.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07887 650072 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: hallball/standrews/chg/29feb2000/ PR1898

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