Leicester acapella group to raise money for multiple charities

By Emily Barker

An acapella group in Leicester are set to be raising money for charities through a showcase.

De Montfort University’s (DMU) Acapella Society are hosting a charity showcase on May 4 in the Students’ Union (SU) function room upstairs.

The doors will be available to the public at 6pm, with the main event starting at 6.30pm.

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Amy Reynolds, 20-year-old Drama student and Treasurer of DMU Acapella

Amy Reynolds, 20, studies Drama at DMU and is treasurer for the society. She said: “Our charity showcase is our big event that we host at the end of the year.

“The main purpose is to raise money for charities, as it’s nice to be involved with the local community, but it’s also so we can show everyone what we’ve done over the year.

“Everyone on the society and everyone involved are all really excited.

“Acapella are hosting the event, but it features other societies such as DMU Steppers, Bollywood and Hip Hop; it’s more like a university-wide variety show.

“It was so popular two years ago that we sold out The Cookie venue in town, we’ve had to upgrade to the function room so we can fit in more people.”

This year, the Acapella Society is raising money for local charity Mind, and also Dementia UK.

As well as the showcase, there will be a raffle on the night and a bake sale outside of the SU on March 4, from 1-3pm.

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The DMU Acapella Society (Photo: DMU Acapella Society)

And for the first time ever, the headline act will be a male chorus group, based outside of Leicester, called Tuxedo Junction.

This will be a ticketed event, with prices ranging from £7 to £3 for concessions. Students can purchase tickets for £5.

For anyone who cannot attend, there will be an option to donate to the charities via a GoFundMe page, which the society will be launching next month and promoting on their social media sites.

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