It cost De Montfort University £22,000 to hold a charity event which raised just £5,000 a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Leicester Mercury report:

De Montfort University spent nearly £22,000 on a dance event that raised about £5,000 for charity, it has been revealed.

The university has published the costs of staging its DMU Heroes flash mob following a Freedom of Information request from the Leicester Mercury.

The event, in November, saw more than 1,000 students, staff and members of the public dancing their way across the university’s city centre campus and nearby Castle Gardens to the tune of Bonny Tyler’s 1980s rock anthem Holding Out for a Hero.

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