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Adventurous Students to Fundraise Money for Local Charities

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University of Worcester students are taking on a challenge to “get lost” in a bid to help raise funds for four local charities.

The Worcester Students’ Union Raise and Give (RaG) committee is holding the “Lost” event to support Acorns Children’s Hospice, New Hope, Onside and Worcester Snoezelen.

On Sunday, March 16th participants will be blindfolded and driven outside Worcester in the morning, not knowing their final location. In small teams of 2 or 3 they will have to race to get back to Worcester, using just a map, a mobile phone and no money.

The most eco-friendly team and the one that manages to collect the biggest donation will receive the challenge prizes.

Eugeni Velinov, the elected part-time RaG officer, said: “All the money we raise on this event will go to our four charities, which we chose at the beginning of the academic year. After starting the committee six months ago we set out many long term goals and one of the most important ones was to bring the University and the community closer to each other. Also we hope that through this event the community will see the effort and support that students bring through raising money and awareness to the chosen charities.”

“We have added a small twist into the competition but will keep it a secret until the day of the event,” he added.

Students who are interested in taking part in the event need to register at the Students’ Union and pay £7 to participate. All challenge enthusiasts will receive a certificate for participation, T-shirt and a small prize.