10th October 2016
Novice Business students, only three weeks into their course, worked successfully as a team to organise The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan’s Cancer Support. Themed 'Let Us Eat Cake', the students raised a fantastic £931.41 and attributed their fundraising efforts to two different modules on the Level 3 Business course; Developing Teams in Business and Managing a Business Event.
Held in Ashfields, the College’s training restaurant, the students served up tasty bacon sandwiches and a selection of cakes, as well as a takeaway and meal-deal option for staff and students. They also organised an impressive raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses such as Bettys, Double Dutch Pancake House and Monk Bar Chocolatiers.
Business students Niamh Bramley (formerly of Fulford School) and Jack Pipes (formerly of Huntington School) were involved in the marketing of the event. Working as part of a team, they found the experience very rewarding. Niamh said: “We worked on advertising and publicity. Our job was to coordinate getting the message out so everyone had the date in their diary.” Jack added: “Early on we put a plan together and nearer to the date reality started to kick in – we needed people to attend and for the event to be well run, with the overall aim of raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.”
Business tutor Deb Pearson said: “The students did a great job organising this fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support. Having just started the course they were getting to know each other’s capabilities - they had to gel quickly as a group. Having the support of the rest of the College community made their efforts even more worthwhile.”