Business students’ £600 donation to charities

26th January 2015 11:41am - Return to press releases

Business students’ £600 donation to charities

Students from East Riding College’s Bridlington campus have presented cheques totalling £600 to two charities.
The money was donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and the ME Association by the group of learners from the Level Two First Diploma in Business course.
It was raised during a bag packing session in Tesco in Bridlington and an “enterprise activity” involving stalls, a tombola and a competition to win a personal training session with the College’s sport maker, Matt Jeffery.
There were more than 12 stalls selling bric-a-brac, clothes, shoes, jewellery, pots, books, CDs and DVDs, with learners also putting their cooking skills to the test and providing a range of tasty cakes, buns and other treats.
Students at the College take part in enterprise activities where their initiative and entrepreneurial skills are tested and this one was specifically related to a unit on the course about sales and selling.

Course tutor Sally Elliott said: “We were delighted to be able to donate a substantial sum of money to two deserving charities. We more than doubled our target of £250!
“The students did such a great job of making sales during their enterprise activity so I’m not surprised they did so well!”

For more information about business or other courses at the College, go to www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk or call 0845 120 0037.

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