A murder mystery event arranged by Events Managements students on Friday managed to raise £1500 for a local charity.
The charity, Julia’s House, gives support to children with life-limiting conditions in Dorset and South Wiltshire. They aim to raise £3.9 million in 2014, and are largely dependant on contributions from the public and charitable foundations to reach this goal.
Friday’s event “Mystery of the Riviera” was arranged by second year Events Management students.
A £40 ticket included a three course meal, welcome cocktail, live band, charity auction and raffle, and live murder mystery solving action.
PR officer Anette Klakegg said the night was an “absolute success”.
“The guests seemed to enjoy themselves, which is crucial for an event to succeed. At the end of the night, everyone was dancing to our band The Three Bells which was pleasant to see,” said Anette.
The group have been planning the event since Christmas, and a lot of work has been executed to ensure the event was successful. But Anette said the experience was worth it.
She said: “Working with Julia’s House and different stakeholders, there have been many ups and down, but it has been worth it, and I have gained lots of experience and knowledge.”
Actors and actresses from Bournemouth University contributed to the murder mystery event and local band The Three Bells provided music.
Guests were pleased with the night, and one said: “Such a flawless evening! I had a fantastic time”. Another guest said: “This was an amazing event, well put-together, professionally organised, and I enjoyed myself a lot.”