Charity events boost employability

A Casablanca-themed casino night was one of several events organised by BA Events Management students to raise money for the children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Date: 30/05/2012

A Casablanca-themed casino night was one of several events organised by BA Events Management students to raise money for the children’s charity Barnardo’s.

The students, based in London Metropolitan Business School (LMBS), raised over £1,300 for the charity, which supports vulnerable children and young people across the UK. 

As well as the casino night, the students arranged a re-creation of hit TV show Take Me Out and a special fashion event at The Rocket Complex, Holloway Road.

It was all part of the LMBS-Seventeen Event Management Competition, held every year to allow students to put their skills into practice. As well as raising money for a good cause, the competition gives students the know-how and valuable experience to make them more attractive to future employers. 

Organised by LMBS, Seventeen Events and Barnardo’s, the competition challenges teams of students to submit event proposals which, if successful, receive £200 seed money to help fund their event.

Catherine Maris, one of the students whose team put on the Casablanca casino night, said: “Raising money for Barnardo’s children’s charity through these events has been a fantastic practical learning opportunity whilst supporting a really great cause.” The evening raised over £600 for Barnardo’s. 

Tom Lunt, Principal Lecturer in Teaching and Learning at London Met, was impressed with the students’ work.

He said: “This is the fourth year we have run this competition and I am really impressed with the students’ professionalism, attention to detail and tenacity, which has produced three text book examples of student led events here at London Met.” 

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