Published On: Thu, Mar 27th, 2014 on 1:25 pm

Huddersfield students stage acoustic extravaganza in aid of charity

Huddersfield Journalism Students

(l-r) Abigail Moore, Shelly Kiely, and Jessica Grundon

Three journalism students from the University of Huddersfield have raised £380.15 for charity by hosting their very own acoustic night.

In aid of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, students Abigail Moore, Jessica Grundon and Shelly Kiely, joined forces to bring a touch of nostalgia to a venue which hasn’t hosted live music in about two decades.

Held at Bar 147 – Topspot Snooker Club in Huddersfield on 22 March, performances were staged by the likes of the Phoenix Effect, Tom Abbott, Ben Riley, Jaclynne-Marie Smith with Oliver Jones and Sam Liddle.

Two guests were also the lucky winners of camping tickets for the Summer Jam Music Festival, taking place in Silsden this coming August.

Student Abigail Moore told the Yorkshire Standard: “I’ve worked at Bar 147 for almost two years, so when the opportunity to host an event came up as a project at university, I thought it seemed like the perfect place.

“I joined forces with Jess and Shelly who were working with Forget Me Not and it just stemmed from there.”

Over 100 tickets were sold for the event, and the trio were surprised once they finished counting the money.

Ms Moore recounted: “It wasn’t until the following day when we were counting up the cash we realised quite how much we raised. I was over the moon but completely shocked!

“The support has been amazing especially getting two Summer Jam tickets for prizes, and all the feedback has been brilliant.”

The students hope to host another event in the future.

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