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Lip Sync Battle for Dig Deep

By Dionysios Tsirigotis Mar 9, 2016

A lively lip sync battle took place at Kingston Hill’s very own Hannaford’s Bar on Friday 4 March that had participants bopping and shaking about in the name of charity.

Several KU students including Sophie Burns and Billy Mai Brooks are aiming to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in the summer but they need to raise £3000 each to do so.

Sophie Burns, one of the students undertaking this feat, said: “We’re [doing this] for a charity called Dig Deep. All the money goes towards this charity that provides clean water and sanitation projects all around Kenya.”

The all-in-good-fun competition involved around 20 students who got up and performed lip sync versions of their favourite songs such as Ariana Grande’s ‘Bang Bang’ as well as the slightly more old school ‘Everybody’ by the Backstreet Boys.

The winner received £20 but the whole event was more in the spirit of having fun and giving to charity than anything else.

Burns added: “In Kenya there are currently 16 million people who don’t have access to clean water. That’s three times the number of people that live in London. So this is all to have fun, raise some money and raise awareness about what’s going on.”

On the night they raised a total of £145.

If the chance arises, think about supporting their endeavors. It is all for a good cause.

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