Students boost charity fundraising
Fri, 20 June 2014
Local charity, Tameside 4 Good tasked our Business Studies students with turning £10 into a business that would raise money for the charity as part of their Tameside 4 Good Enterprise Challenge. Students had the opportunity to work with industry experienced mentors including Martin York, the Tameside Business Connector who is secondment from Fujitsu, and Gareth Sykes and Managing Director of Garcia & Sykes Ltd, Gareth Sykes.
Students came up with a range of profit making business ideas including smoothie making, an Xbox tournament and refreshment stalls with the opportunity to present their businesses to a panel of judges.
Tameside Tutor Trudy Melvin said: “The students gained invaluable experience of running businesses, team working, and presenting. They thoroughly enjoyed the challenge whilst raising money for such a good cause. We hope to offer the Enterprise Challenge to students in the next academic year.”
Students raised £390 for Tameside 4 Good, a charity that makes it easier for businesses and people to help local causes through the giving of time and skills, money and resources. All money raised will be distributed within Tameside to good causes and individuals aged 5-25 via the Tameside 4 Good grant scheme.