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Pangaea teams up with Party For The People to help fund Meningitis Research

Non-profit organisation Party For The People will be selling Pangaea tickets to raise money for Meningitis Research and Nightline

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This year, non-profit organisation Party For The people will be teaming up with Pangaea to raise money for charity through ticket sales.

Party For The People is an organisation forged from the vibrant underground UK music scene with sole aim of raising money for charity.

Tom Laidler, a representative of Party For The People said: “We’re delighted to be working with RAG and the UoM Students’ Union at the January Pangaea Festival. We will be handling ticket sales for the event and after discussions with the Raising and Giving society we have made the mutual decision to support two worthy causes, the Meningitis Research Foundation and Manchester Nightline.

“With the shock death of a UoM student this year due to meningitis this is of course a cause important to many at the university and the funds will be used to raise awareness about the disease and to fund research.

“We’ve also chosen to support Manchester Nightline as they are currently short of essential funding required to train volunteers and provide a key service to students across the Manchester area. The donation will be vital in keeping the phone lines open to those in need of support. We hope to raise over £1000 for each cause in January and to continue our relationship with Pangaea for years to come.”

The support for the meningitis research foundation follows the tragic death of first-year University of Manchester student Teygan Sugrue who died suddenly of meningitis early last month.

Teygan was found seriously ill in his room on Sunday the 2nd of November, he was taken to hospital at around 8pm, but medics were unable to save him.

Party For The People will also be supporting Manchester Nightline through ticket sales, a voluntary confidential listening information service run by students for students. The number for nightline can be found on the back of your student card.

PFTP operates a fully-fledged ticketing agency, and will be donating a percentage of the booking fees from every Pangaea ticket to support the Meningitis Research Foundation and Nightline.

They are the only non-profit ticketing organisation in the UK, adding an ethical dimension to music events at no extra costs. They have no shareholders, so 100 per cent of their net profits are invested into the charities they support. 50 pence from each Pangaea ticket will go towards supporting these charities.

PFTP will also be hosting an outdoor stage in January’s Pangaea, and selling sweets at the event for extra fundraising.

The organisation has already secured partnerships with the O2 Academy, Warp, Sankeys, Tramlines, and Farm and Gottwood festivals. They also hosted a room in January’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ Pangaea earlier this year, raising £150 for the University of Manchester’s RAG society.

The highly anticipated ‘Space Odyssey’-themed Pangaea 2015 will take place after exams in January and ticket sales will be announced soon.

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