UWE and Deki Launch Student Fundraising Competition

UWE and Deki Launch Student Fundraising Competition

Deki and UWE are calling all UWE students, alumni and staff!

As part of the UWE-Deki Partnership UWE (University of the West of England) and Deki are launching The Deki Tenner Tournament this week. The challenge is to make as much money as possible from £10 in the month of February. The team or individual raising the most money with the initial £10 will be Tournament champions and win a prize of £250 Love2shop vouchers.

All funds raised will go towards supporting the Deki entrepreneurs in Togo, Malawi and Nepal.

The Tournament runs for the whole month of February 2013 and will be kicked off with an ideas generation workshop in the UWE Frenchay Campus on 24th January featuring an inspirational speaker and lots of brilliant ideas for the fundraising challenge.

Competition rules and key updates on Deki Tenner Tournament Facebook page.

About the Partnership

The UWE & Deki Partnership was launched in August 2012 with the aim to engage UWE students and staff and to provide exciting volunteer opportunities for UWE students.

As part of the partnership Deki will ship 100 used computers to Togo to be used for a youth led internet café initiative and two UWE students will travel to Togo to help set the venture up.

How does the Tournament work?

You or your team will be given an interest-free loan of £10 for the 28 days of  February. Your core goal is to turn that £10 into as much money as possible.

The money you raise will go to entrepreneurs in the developing world to invest in their businesses, increasing their income long-term, allowing them to better support themselves and their families.

What you do to make money is entirely up to you. You can run your fundraising business in any of these three categories or build from the smallest up:

Micro Business: Your £10 loan can start a small business such as a home made cookie sale or a dog walking business.

Enterprise: with your profits you could put on a ‘come dine with me’ event, give beauty treatments or you could recycle something old to create something new.

Your Big Idea: Now all money raised can be put into creating your big idea. This could be charity shop fashion show, a music night or a pop-up shop.

Key dates for your diary:

  • Idea Generation workshop: 2pm 24th January 2013 in UWE Frenchay Campus in Octagon Room 2Q42
  • Competition Entry deadline: 31 January 2013 via http://dekitennertournament.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Tournament closes – submit total funds raised – midnight 28 February 2013
  • Award ceremony at Bordeaux Quay Restaurant – 4 March 2013


Hajira Khushnood, UWE-Deki Partnership Coordinator hajira@deki.org.uk

0117 329 6519 and 07972 479069

Deki Tenner Tournament Terms and Conditions

Information on how to enter and the prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this tournament is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
Entry to the tournament is restricted to one entry per person or team.
Entries need to be registered online at http://dekitennertournament.eventbrite.co.uk/ by the 31st of January 2013, or in person at the Idea Generation Workshop (being held on Frenchay campus on the 24thof January 2013) or at the Octagon based on Frenchay campus.
Entrants must register their final sum raised on 1st March 2013 via the eventbrite link that can be found on the Deki Tenner Tournament Facebook page from the 27th of February 2013.  In addition, the link will be sent to all participants week commencing 25th February 2013.  Failure to register the final sum raised on this date may result in the disqualification of your entry to win any prize (all funds must still be returned to UWE/Deki). Funds must be issued to Deki by submitting the money in cash or cheque at the Octagon located on Frenchay campus, by the 5th of March 2013.
All funds raised during the tournament will be deposited into a Deki Team account under the name Deki Tenner Tournament. The funds will be used to make loans to Deki entrepreneurs, initially selected by the winning entrant. Subsequent loans will be determined by Vashti Seth, the CEO and founder of Deki.
This challenge is open to UWE students, staff and graduates only.
Winners will be determined by the total sum of money they have successfully raised during the period 1stFebruary 2013 to 28th February 2013. On February 28th at midnight GMT the entry that has created the most money wins.
Prizes will be issued at the Deki Tenner Tournament Awards Ceremony to be held at Bordeaux Quay on 4thMarch 2013.
Winner(s) names and prizes and photographs will be displayed at the UWE website www.uwe.ac.uk (as well as internal linked-in pages and relevant Facebook pages) and the Deki website www.deki.org.uk from 5th March to 5th May 2013.
Entrants consent to UWE and Deki using their name, likeness, image and/or voice in the event they are a winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this promotion, and promoting UWE and/or Deki
The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
Both UWE and Deki are compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent
Deki is a registered charity. Our charity number is 1137047.