Event Management students raise over £950 in support of the ACLT

FBL student took over the Vibe Bar in East London to stage a hip-hop event in support of the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust
Date: 15/05/2014

A team of Events Management students from the London Guildhall School of Business & Law took over the Vibe Bar in East London to stage a hip-hop event in support of the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT). With a live performance from Krept and Konan, as well as London Met students Stephanie Ampofo and DJ Docta Cosmic, the crowd were kept thoroughly entertained by the intimate gig on Brick Lane.

The event was part of the BA (hons) Events Management programme, and meant that teams had to design, plan and evaluate a real event outside the classroom. Ashley Garlick, Lecturer in events Management, said "the module requires students to draw on the skills and knowledge from throughout the course, and apply it to an event idea they come up with. It was great to see this group come together as a team and exceed their own goals – especially in support of such a good cause."

The ACLT are a charity promoting blood and bone marrow donation within the black and mixed-race population. It was set up in June 1996 by Beverley De-Gale, whose son Daniel had Leukaemia. At the age of 12, Daniel received a bone marrow transplant and went into full remission; he later went on to become a London Met student, but tragically died in October 2008.  Gregory Allenye, Community Fundraising Officer, said "On behalf of the patients and families ACLT assists, the charity would like to thank London Metropolitan University for supporting ACLT. Love Music was a fantastic example of how music events can raise important awareness of blood cancers and highlight the urgent need for people to join the bone marrow, blood and organ donor registers."


For more details please contact Ashley Garlick 020 7320 1058. a.garlick@londonmet.ac.uk