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Newcastle University student fundraises with hot tub rental

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Harry Strudwick, a biomedical student at Newcastle University has launched ‘NCL Hot Tub Hire’ on 10 February.

The launch comes after recent tabloid events alongside personal news that the father of his close friend has taken their own life. A JustGiving page dedicated to NCL Hot Tub Hire has stated: “As heart-breaking as it was, it has been a source of inspiration as I realised then and there that this business venture would be the perfect opportunity to raise some money for a good cause.”

Out of its proceeds, 20% will be donated to MIND, a charity supporting individuals experiencing any mental health problems.

“It started off as a joke and no one really believed I would do it. I was discussing it with my amazing father, and I started to realise how rentals could actually work, considering how close we all live.”

Harry Strudwick, founder of NCL Hot Tub Hire

The hot tub rental service is based in Jesmond, with prices starting at £25 per day. The services will include the hot tub being delivered straight to the customer’s door.

In an interview with the Courier, Strudwick boldly claims that he has “never been so excited about anything before” and is “thoroughly enjoying” the opportunity regardless of those who mocked his idea.

He said: “It started off as a joke and no one really believed I would do it. I was discussing it with my amazing father, and I started to realise how rentals could actually work, considering how close we all live.”

Whilst he states that his university work takes priority, he admits that he is “enjoying the ride and seeing where it goes”.

Strudwick said that he will continue to “raise as much money as [he] can”. Whilst he states that his university work takes priority, he admits that he is “enjoying the ride and seeing where it goes”.

NCL Hot Tub Hire will be running a charity raffle fundraiser on 6 March at Bar Blanc in Jesmond in collaboration with ‘Fancy’, a new phone app that delivers food and drinks around Newcastle for approximately 30 minutes.

Ticket buyers are given the opportunity to win one of three prizes: a three-day hot tub experience, a snacks hamper worth £100 or a two course dinner and a bottle of wine at Bar Blanc.

Tickets can be bought on UniTub.co.uk until 7pm on the day of the event. The JustGiving page is also available for further donations.

Last modified: 27th February 2020

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