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It’s beginning to look a lot like…Austmas?

VC Peter Rathjen and Dr J Rathjen at cupcake stall

If you heard the angelic sound of a choir singing Christmas carols on the UTAS Sandy Bay campus today (Tuesday 29 May 2012), you weren’t mistaken.

TUMS, the Tasmanian University Musical Society, is bringing “Austmas” (that’s Christmas in Autumn) to UTAS.

The TUMS members are holding a fundraising stall for Plan's East Africa Appeal children’s charity, selling cupcakes for $1 and busking with an open violin case.

All singers were dressed in cheerful Christmas regalia and their cupcake stall was festooned with tinsel and crackers.

Alice Taylor, 19, is a UTAS Arts/Law student. She was helping out by manning the cupcake stall.

“We are fundraising for Plan, which is a children’s foundation.

“This is our Christmas in May. We are hoping to sell about $120 worth of cupcakes, which we will donate to Plan.”

Image: UTAS Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen and his partner Dr Joy Rathjen stopped by to listen to the TUMS choir and to buy a cupcake.

Published on: 29 May 2012 1:22pm