Busienss brains break fundraising record

Business brains from City of Wolverhampton College used their skills to rake in over £3200 for a local care home for people with physical disabilities – smashing the record raised by students on the same course in previous years by over £700.  

A group of six students – who are studying for a part-time foundation degree in business management at the college – organised a live music charity evening as part of an entrepreneurial module of the course and raised £3291 for St Anthony’s residential care home, Stourbridge Road.

The team, who all work full-time and attend college two evenings a week, used their skills in creativity, innovation, teamwork, event planning, and networking to organise the event, held at The Lindens, Tettenhall Road, in April, which was attended by around 80 people.

The money will go towards the cost of landscaping the residents’ garden at the home and will be presented by the group to managers at the home later this month.

Student Sarah Ellis, aged 30, who works for UTC Aerospace Systems Actuation and Propeller Systems on Stafford Road, said: “Organising the event was an opportunity to put all the skills we’ve learnt on the course into practice and we’re delighted that we have set a new record for the amount of money raised and that it will be used by the home to improve the wellbeing of its residents”

On completion of the course a number of students will be progressing to a top-up programme at the University of Wolverhampton which will lead to a full BA (Hons) degree in business management.

For details of business courses offered by the college click here

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