Students’ black-tie bash is a fundraising smash! 12 March 2015 Press Release Two Manchester students, Emma Lerner and Lauren Fisher, have raised over £600 for Norwood by selling tickets to their annual JSOC charity ball and holding an auction. The event was held on 8 March at The Hilton Suite in Prestwich, and was attended by more than 60 guests, all dressed to the nines in ball gowns and dinner jackets. Norwood is the UK’s largest Jewish children, family and learning disability charity, supporting almost 7,000 people a year. Emma is studying Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester and Lauren is studying Marketing Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. Both students come from Borehamwood and Elstree. Explaining why they picked Norwood as the event’s chosen charity, they said: "When we were given an opportunity to put on a charity ball we immediately knew our proceeds should go to Norwood. Norwood provide such a huge range of services so we knew the money we raised would do a lot of good. It’s always been a charity close to our hearts."