Hopes and expectations were extremely high, but the inaugural JMU Journalism Christmas Ball truly lived up to its billing as students embraced the party spirit in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.
Revellers gathered at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Liverpool not knowing quite what was in store, but as ball organiser Nathan Archer greeted them with Christmas tunes tinkling on the piano upon arrival, the scene was set for a great night.
Their smooth passage from the red carpet up to the ballroom venue was paved by hosts Aaliyah Rugg, Andrew Nuttall and Matthew Noonan, while Arun Lal can take great credit for a playlist that had the dance floor full as the good times flowed.
Our fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support continues at JMU Journalism next week when the third years take part in our annual ‘Christmas jumpers’ newsdays, after which we will reveal this year’s final total.
For now, enjoy the picture slideshow below from a memorable night or click here to download photos from the Christmas Ball on Facebook >>