Date of release: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Image cannot be displayed.Students from our Events Management programme recently held a one-day Laser-Tag event to raise funds for Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT). The event formed part of the students' final year project, with nearly 100 staff and students attending the not-for profit charity fundraiser.

All money from ticket sales were donated to the Trust, selected in recognition of the valuable support available to the local youth community surrounding Royal Greenwich.

The students raised over £230, which will be donated to CACT's Bursary Fund, an initiative that ensures young people will not be prevented from participating on any CACT run activity or programme due to financial hardship.

The Bursary Fund has helped a number of young people since its inception in 2012, including the purchase of training kit to allow individuals to take part in sessions and matches and has also helped with travel costs so young people can attend programmes and activities they otherwise wouldn't have access to.

Daniel Cooper, one of our Event Management students, said, "We are very pleased to have delivered such a successful event for everyone at the University to enjoy and hope that all of the money raised will play its part in helping the Trust. It's great to know it is going to a worthy cause and we can see where the money will go and the young people it will help."

Kathy Smart, Head of Business Support at CACT, added, 'The Bursary Fund has made a real difference to the lives of several young people and they are all grateful for the support. We really appreciate any donations we receive and will always ensure the money is well spent on people in our community, so thank you to the Greenwich University students for their fundraising efforts. Although the amounts requested are often relatively small, it helps to make a difference to the young person, which is the main objective."

The University of Greenwich Cultural Olympiad promotes student and staff engagement throughout the year by organising and hosting various events during term-time. The Olympiad is set up to help make staff and student's time at the University enjoyable, memorable and leisurely while competing for points for the Olympiad leaderboard.

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