Charity rave to be held at St Andrews University

Student charity event

St Andrews University yesterday announced that it has granted students permission to hold a charity rave in its 15th century main quadrangle.

The event, with capacity for 1200 revellers, will take place on Saturday 8 March to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and will be followed on Friday 21 March by a charity fashion show.

Olly Markeson, director of the fashion show, said: 'We're delighted to have been entrusted with such a special location for this event, and we're enormously grateful for the support of the university. It's a great privilege for us to get the opportunity to host a party in the heart of the university.'

Ministry of Sound DJs will provide the beats and tickets are selling well, with 850 going in just one day.

Director of Macmillan Cancer Support Elspeth Atkinson said: 'We're grateful to the university for allowing such a huge party to take place in a very ancient and important area. Our fundraisers are always coming up with new ways to raise money for us, but I don't think we've ever received money from a rave before.'

All of the money raised from the party and fashion show will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The rave is open to students only and there will be no entrance without a ticket.

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