Army Benevolent Fund
Tue, 04 May 2010
As part of the £10 Enterprise Challenge (Make your Mark with a Tenner), the first year BTEC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment students came up with the idea to host a raffle to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund.
The group wanted to raise funds for the Army after their recent training with them at Deverell Barracks in Ripon. Daniel Brierley commented, “I wanted to donate any money that we made to the Army Benevolent Fund because in my opinion, it is a very worthwhile cause. Earlier on in the year, we went to an army base in Ripon for the weekend with college. This gave me insight into what the armed forces do and why they have to do it.”
Every member of the course worked very hard, each having a specific role to make the challenge a success. The students designed and produced posters, spread the word of their idea and sold raffle tickets.
Tom Greenaway said “Taking part in the challenge helped us to develop our business skills, which then helps us with our course. I think this project was really worthwhile as we were able to learn lots of useful skills such as money management and helping a good cause. I really enjoyed taking part in this event as our entire group got behind the idea which made the challenge fun.”
Aarron Cullum explains, “We bought raffle tickets out of the £10.00 we were given and sold the tickets for 50p each. We then produced posters, bought the prizes and sold the raffle tickets. I think the fundraising went well, I hope to do something like this again as it has shown me how to work within a team and has improved my confidence.”