Grad Bar Holds Charity Night

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Graduate College Bar hosted a live music and charity night on Saturday of Week Three.

The event, held in aid of Charlie Clarke Cancer Research, raised nearly £200 with a raffle, a ‘guess the sweets in the jar’ competition and a challenge to see who could correctly guess the name of a toy.

The night also involved live music, including campus-based band October Skies playing their first ever gig. The band delivered an upbeat jazz set, which proved very popular with the crowd. Saxophone and keyboard player, Cartmel second year student Jess Roe, said: “We were really happy with the audience’s response. The bar was really busy, which was nerve racking since it was our first gig.”

The band was hit with a technical problem early in the night when one of their microphones failed to work. The problem was however soon resolved, and the night was not unduly affected.

Grad Bar was packed on the night, and staff member Davy Garland commented that it was particularly impressive since it was a Saturday, a night when most students would usually be going into town.

“What was great was that it brought in students from all colleges and all nationalities, which is what Grad is all about,” he said.

Garland is now hoping that the night’s success will be repeated in Week Six, when a similar charity night will held for Save the Children’s Haiti fund. The night will consist of a ska and reggae band, as well as other live entertainment and a raffle.

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