Glitter 2005 to be bigger and better than ever
Press release issued: 10 February 2005
The second Glitter Dinner Dance to promote awareness and raise money for organisations that provide international humanitarian aid takes place next month.
The dinner dance, organised by Bristol University medical student, Jo Kyte, will take place on Monday 7 March at Walkabout, Corn Street, from 8 pm to 2 am. The evening starts with a champagne reception, followed by a buffet, bands, a DJ and a raffle.
The two charities that will benefit from the evening are the independent humanitarian medical aid agency, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and the World Medical Fund (WMF), a charity that initiates smaller-scale aid projects at the community level, mainly in Malawi.
There will be an opportunity to hear about the work carried out by both charities on Monday 28 February. Graham Knottenburg, a doctor who was worked for MSF, will give a talk about MSF and his experiences as a volunteer. Michael Burt, Chief Executive of WMF, will speak about the work his charity does in Malawi and how students can get involved.
The talks will talk place at 7 pm in the Lecture Theatre, Level 9, Bristol Royal Infirmary Marlborough Street.
Jo Kyte, organiser of both events, said: "My aim is to encourage people to open their eyes to the world around them and to realise that we can make a difference where help is needed.
"Last year we raised over £3,500 and we hope to raise even more money at this year's event. We look forward to welcoming people to the dinner dance and hope they have an enjoyable evening."
Tickets are priced £12 with £5 going direct to the charity. Further details are available from Jo Kyte on email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07796 265138.
OPEN, a project founded by Jo Kyte of the Bristol Medical School, continues to run the events.
The Open Committee is part of the Medsin group and is run on a not-for-profit basis to donate to charitable funds.