Casino night to rake in the charity cash

Published: 4 February 2008 at 10:04

James Bond-style evening designed to raise money to help make therapy available to all.

A fun casino evening, to take place on Saturday, 1 March at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, will help to raise money for the University’s Music Therapy Appeal.

The Shaken& Stirred charity casino night will feature live music by ‘Simply Sinatra’.  It will be staged at the Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford Students’ Union Bar on Rivermead campus.

The evening is sponsored by Countryside Properties. Tables will be presented by: while the music is promoted by Diverse Studios.  Included within the evening’s entertainment will be

Roulette, Black Jack, a close-up magician, prize draw, James Bond-style fancy dress competition and the opportunity to win a money-off voucher for a mini-cruise to France or Spain (4 can travel).

Money raised from the evening will go towards the Appeal which was established in 1995. Music Therapy is used to help people suffering from a range of conditions to interact and communicate without words. People who are helped to break through their ‘walls of silence’ include those with autism, learning difficulties, dementia, physical disability, schizophrenia and depression.

Appeal Co-Ordinator Sue Jacobs explained:

“This is another fabulous event in aid of our Music Therapy Appeal which promises to be a night to remember! We are determined to drive the fundraising appeal to new heights to make people aware that money is still required for research into this amazing treatment in order to persuade government to make it available for all.  Money raised also supports the training of practitioners and is used to buy specialised equipment and musical instruments for use in the clinic.”

“This is a community event, so our message to everyone is please come along and help us raise some money.”

All proceeds from the night will go towards the Music Therapy Appeal.

For further information, or to book tickets, please call the Alumni Office on 0845 196 4710 or email