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Worcester Business Students Hold Charity Event for Local Hospice

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Two University of Worcester Business School students are organising a fundraising campaign to support The Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.

Rebecca Crowther, a Marketing, Advertising and PR student, and Louise Ketley, a Business, Marketing and PR student, are combining their second year of study with organising a charity event.

Demonstrating their creativity and keen interest in the events industry, the two students are hosting a Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Bentley Village Hall, near Redditch, on Saturday 20th April 2013 from 7pm.

Both Rebecca and Louise want to express their gratitude to The Primrose Hospice for their support.

“We have both had people in our lives who have had to cope with having cancer. They used the Primrose, who were very helpful to them and couldn't do enough in a time of need,” says Louise.

The Mad Hatter Tea Party is also in memory of Rebecca's partner's mother and one of Louise’s friends who passed away in October 2011 from Ovarian Cancer.

The students have managed to engage a number of local businesses to support their cause. “They are actually happier that we are organising for a local charity, as many of them know someone who has been to the hospice so it is closer to their hearts,” adds Louise.

Tickets for the event are £10, which includes a non-alcoholic cocktail upon arrival and a buffet. Magic tricks, raffle, an auction and a maddest hat competition are part of the planned events for the evening. The funds collected from the ticket sales, the raffle and the auction will all be donated to The Primrose Hospice.

“Our favourite part has been designing the how the room will look,” they said. “We came up with lots of ideas and then we'd add more, it was great to see all our ideas pull together and we now know what the finish will look like. We are very dedicated to making this work as we want to give something back to the charity that helped our loved ones”.