Something Funny for Money
Thu, 26 March 2009
Tameside College joined in with Comic Relief fundraising to do ‘something funny for money’, as staff and student arranged events and activities to raise as much cash as possible.
One of the highlights of the day was the sponsored car wash organised by Dovestones students, who washed staff member’s cars for donations towards Red Nose Day. The ‘College Car Wash’ proved to be a roaring success, raising over £300, whilst the students enjoyed themselves with the fundraising fun. A cake and sweet sale was also held in the Dovestones building, selling homemade treats and refreshments, with staff and students wearing fancy dress costumes.
Level 2 and 3 Accounting students really got into the Comic Relief push when they were split into groups and given a £25 float and told to create as large a profit as possible. Before the event, each group created budget guidelines and proposals to highlight what they were doing and how much profit they intended making.
The students arranged various events and activities including a stall in the Triangle shopping centre in Manchester City Centre, collecting donations and giving face paints and henna art tattoos and a cake and raffle sale in the Refectory for a chance to win a special Comic Relief cake along with a meal voucher for Reflections Restaurant. The combined total for all the groups came to an impressive £558.78.
Accounting and Business tutor, Catherine Andrews said, “The students were set this task to help raise money for Comic Relief but it also helped the students on the Accounting course, creating proposals and budget plans. They put a great amount of effort into the task and the huge profits highlighted how hard they worked.”
The total for the weeks fundraising came to £1082.78, a fantastic amount and beating the previous year’s total by over £100. The money raised from Comic Relief will help millions of people all over the world, providing care and support to those in need.