Student ball raises more than £40,000
STUDENTS raised more than £40,000 for charity from a university ball.
The University of Exeter's recent Safer Sex Ball, which took place at Westpoint Arena, attracted thousands of students to the lavish bash.
And organisers have now revealed that the event generated record profits of £40,435.20.
The annual event is now in its 19th year and remains the biggest World Aids Day event in the UK.
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The Safer Sex Ball, renowned for its scantily-clad revellers, is one of the most popular student events at the university.
Online tickets, selling for £38 each, sold out within an hour when they went on sale in October. In previous years students have camped out overnight to be in line for tickets.
The Eddystone Trust, a charity providing support, information and education on HIV and sexual health in the South West, received £20,000 from the ball.
Alex Bordoli, Vice President Participation and Campuses, University of Exeter Students' Guild, praised the efforts of the student organisers.
And she said she was delighted with the huge amount raised through the ball.
She said: "The RAG volunteers and staff members who worked on this event are a real credit to the Guild.
"The Safer Sex Ball is another one of the multitude of events that makes the 'Exeter Experience' so special – I hope we can see hundreds of students dance around in their underwear for many years to come ."
Entertainment was headlined by hip-hop artist Tinchy Stryder and Radio 1 DJ Jaguar Skills.
University groups, including the Dance Society and Pole Dancing Society, also performed routines during the circus-themed evening.
Henry White, photography editor of the university's student newspaper Exeposé, who took pictures on the night, said the venue was a bit big for the numbers who attended, but enough effort was put in to make the event enjoyable.
And he said there was an important message behind the occasion.
He said: "It was a unique event with good intentions."