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Come dance with SCA

3 May 2007

More than a hundred people kicked up their heels last week at the annual elderly dinner dance organised by Student Community Action (SCA).

Participants were treated to a three-course meal with wine at the Students’ Union and enjoyed entertainment from the University Big Band and Ballroom Dancing Society. There was also a Gala Prize Raffle, supported by the Co-operative Membership.

David Speirs, SCA Co-ordinator, said: ‘The event went really well. We have never had this many people at the dinner dance and it is a great opportunity to build relationships with our neighbours. The event wouldn’t be possible without the sponsorship of the Alumni Foundation and SCA thanks them for their continuing support.’

Many of those who attended had never been to the annual event before and had had no previous contact with the University. One guest (from the St Monica Trust) said: ‘I was surprised and delighted to learn about all the community work the students do. I had a wonderful evening and really appreciated all the students did to make us feel welcome.’

SCA is the University’s student volunteering organisation. It aims to build positive relationships between the student body and the local community as well as meeting a social need. It runs 36 community projects and holds regular events during term time. For more information, email, tel 0117 954 5888.

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