Students raise £2,000 for charity

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Money raised by University of Buckingham students is being donated to local charities.

The students raised more than £2,000 through Rag Week and a cross-dressing netball match.

The amount of £1,000 from Rag Week will go to Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance and Meningitis Now, in memory of Buckingham teenager Emily Styles, who tragically died from meningitis on New Year’s Day.

Her mother, Julia Styles, was a former student at the university.

Events included a Battle of the DJs, a Cinderfella – including Student Union Events Co-ordinator David Mayes in drag, Rag Police fining people for not being in the appropriate dress for the day, and the Rag Ball.

In a separate event, rugby students donned dresses for a fundraising netball match, raising about £1,200.

The uni’s rugby and netball teams played against each other to raise money for Padbury-based Brain Tumour Research and Prostate Cancer UK.