Business Students Raise over £500 for Local Children's Charity

19 November

Business Students Raise over £500 for Local Children's Charity

Our vocational Business students have recently been putting their entrepreneurial skills into practice by running a series of fundraising events. Read student Chloe Wilkinson's report of her group's success.

"As part of our work-related learning, which forms part of our Extended Diploma in Business, we were given £50 by Chestnut Tree House, and tasked with organising an event to raise as much money for the children's hospice as possible. Our team decided to encourage the entire local community to get involved and put on a ‘Greatest Showman' Sing A Long Movie Night at the Izzard Theatre.

Our Movie Night was more successful than we could have hoped for, raising an incredible total of £513.12 for Chestnut Tree House. Our audience consisted of over 100 people, all of different ages, including the Mayor of Bexhill. Everyone was extremely generous and the singing was heard throughout the theatre.

Our team worked brilliantly together, and everyone contributed well. Each person had a designated job which was performed well, and the set-up and clean-up process was completed quickly and with ease. We not only sold tickets on the night, but also sweets, crisps, popcorn, raffle tickets and soft drinks. The raffle tickets were very popular – we only had a few tickets left by the end of the night – due to the generous prizes that had been donated by local businesses. Prizes available included:

• One month free membership for two at the Cooden Beach Hotel
• One night bed and breakfast at a Buenos Aires Guesthouse
• £20 H&M voucher
• Bottle of Moet

We have received lots of positive feedback on Facebook following the event, as this was our main marketing platform. Kathy Harmer, the Mayor of Bexhill, said: 'Well done Chloe to you and your team… so fantastic to see young people working together in such a slick way to raise money for such a good cause! Everything was organised so professionally and with a big smile. We really enjoyed it.'

We are very grateful for the generosity of the local community, and hope that our efforts will have an impact on Chestnut Tree House and the children it cares for.”

Congratulations to the entrepreneurial group for their fantastic fundraising achievement. Look out for further news on the endeavours of the other Business students by following our social media pages.

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