Students present cheques for charity
Stratford-upon-Avon College Extended Diploma Business Studies students recently raised almost £1,600 for charity by organising and hosting fundraising events as part of their course. The events raised money for charities such as Help Harry, Help Others and Help for Heroes.
Among the events organised were live music concerts in Birmingham and a Charity Christmas party in Leamington Spa. The students organised the events as part of their 2nd year studies for an Extended Diploma in Business. Course Lecturer Richard Silcox said “These events allow the students to apply knowledge and skills they develop as part of their course to good causes which they are passionate about. Such experience is invaluable to the students and cannot be replicated in the classroom.”
Student Ella Brinklow was involved with the project and she said “It opened my eyes to a whole new range of business experiences”. 2nd year student Naomi Hill also commented saying “This project will help me greatly to pursue a career in Events Management”.
These events have taken place each academic year since 2005 and the total amount raised now stands at £12,098.60. This money has historically been donated to a variety of charities including Cancer research UK, British Heart Foundation, NSPCC and the Shakespeare Hospice in addition to the three supported this year.
Stratford-upon-Avon College offers Extended Diploma Business Studies Courses to Students across Warwickshire, Coventry and Birmingham.
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Posted on Monday 23rd January 2012