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York College Business students worked together organising stalls, challenges and raffle prizes during Enterprise week to raise money for Jessie's Fund (Music Helping Children).
Alan George, Jessie's Dad and Trustee of the charity said: "We never thought the charity would take off like it has. We are dedicated to helping seriously ill and disabled children through the creative and therapeutic use of music and it is wonderful to see the students backing the fund."


Stalls were exhibited in the Atrium giving the College an opportunity to buy products students sold, allowing them to make a profit.

The total amount raised for the charity was £194.80.

Jenna Rushden, a volunteer at the College helped organise Enterprise week. She said: "It's a good initial realisation of what it's like to buy, sell and make money. The students have taken all aspects of starting their own business into consideration from planning and advertising to the products and the current markets."

In addition, the students were invited to take part in a live webinar with HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.) The webinar involved a representative speaking to students, helping them gain an insight, knowledge and understanding of the challenges involved in running a business.

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