Congratulations to students studying the Extended Diploma in Business who managed to raise £3,052 for charity.
Students organised and held various events including cake sales, a quiz night at The Bull in Henley, an auction at the Town Hall, live music in Wallingford, bingo at Lashbrook Care Home and the Over 60’s Club in Henley. The final event was a football tournament at Gillotts School.
Hannah McPhee, Business and Travel and Tourism teacher, said: "I was very impressed by the way the students organised themselves in their own teams. They had their own agenda and allocated the workload between them. I was pleasantly surprised to see their competitive spirit come through to achieve the accolade of being the group who wanted to raise the most money". Jodie Hill, BTEC Business student, helped organise the quiz at Henley Town Hall, said: "I found organising the event a lot easier than planning it. We really had to rely on working well as a team throughout. The legal part of the event was quite difficult because I did not realise how much was involved. The actual event itself was a great success with many people attending and we felt a great sense of achievement from it all and felt very proud to have earned a large sum of money for our chosen charity, Sue Ryder".
£430 was donated to Response, a local charity and £2,622 was donated to Sue Ryder in Nettlebed. Over the last 4 years, BTEC Business students have raised a whopping £10,000 for local charities.