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The Carleton did its bit for charity this week when it hosted an event in aid of the BBC charity Children in Need.
On Wednesday 18th November, the weekly student night out included fundraisers held throughout the evening to raise money for the cause. The nightclub, renowned for its cheesy yet popular music, raffled off a gigantic teddy bear. Staff dressed up and the Carleton mascot, the Green Kangaroo, made an appearance as well.
“We are hoping to raise about £800; the staff dressing up alone has raised just under £400” said Stewart Aimson, the Carleton’s manager. “There will also be buckets on the bus to try and get last bits of change from people.”
With the resident DJ Carl and DJ Pep on the decks, keeping the party goers in high sprits, there was a variety of shot offers at the bar in which ten pence from each shot was donated to Children in Need.
“We sell quite a few shots at the club so I can imagine that they should make quite a bit of money [for Children in Need],” said Aimson.
Aimson seemed keen to make the charity night a regular occurrence in future.
“Normally we bypass Children in Need. [However], we became aware of Lancaster’s RAG society and how students are getting involved and thought we should follow,” he said. “We are actually going to try and raise money for charities at least once a term. ”