Dodgeball meets disco to raise money for cancer charity.

Posted on 17th March 2014

Staff and students from the University of Chester went head-to-head in a ‘Dodgeball meets Disco’ event to raise money for a local cancer charity.

The Empire Events team
The Empire Events team

Organised by Empire Events, a company formed by Events Management students at the University, the contest saw participants playing the popular game of Dodgeball to the upbeat sounds of dance music, enabling players to make a difference to the lives of young cancer patients while having fun at the same time.

With tickets for the event sold in the weeks leading up to the game, the Empire Events team raised a total of £302 for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, an organisation which provides outstanding cancer care to over 28,000 patients a year at its centre in Wirral, its network of chemotherapy units across the region and at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool.

Kim Wright, Empire Events Team Leader says, “We were really excited to bring the Dodgeball Meets Disco event to the University of Chester and hoped that people had a lot of fun while raising money for young patients. The money raised on the night will go towards funding trips and days out for the children who are treated at the Centre, so we hope that we can help lift the spirits of the young children and enable them to have some fun away from hospital life.”

Jade Barrett, Area Fundraising Manager at Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology added: “It’s been a pleasure getting to know the students from Empire Events at the University of Chester. They have created a fabulous, unique event in support of Clatterbridge cancer patients. The money raised by the team will help the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity offer the best possible care 28,000 patients each year. On behalf of everybody at the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, I’d like to thank Empire events and everybody that took part.”