Student-led events raise over £3000 for charity

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Accounting and Administration students from New College Lanarkshire’s Coatbridge Campus have raised almost £3000 for charity.

Students from across three classes were tasked with completing an events management module – aiming to develop and enhance management, people and organisational skills.

Students studying NQ Administration held a number of events over two semesters for the Beatson Cancer Charity, including a bake sale, name the bear, alcohol hamper and football cards. Their efforts culminated with a fundraising party night in a local hall bringing their total to £1514.50.

NQ Accounting students also held a number of events over two semesters, including a bake sale, football cards, a Christmas Fayre and finally a race night in a local pub – raising £1042 for Action for Children.

Meanwhile Fastrack Admin and Account students also held fundraising activities, raising £340.41 for Ronald McDonald House, including a Valentine’s Day and Easter hamper, football cards and a bake sale.

Ann Calderhead, Lecturer of the three groups, said: “I am very proud of all three groups of students. Each group has worked tirelessly to raise money for their chosen charity – and the charities are delighted with the results. 

“These students started out as individuals and ended up working as part of a team, and learned a lot about team working as they progressed.  

“Each student produced a portfolio highlighting their journey, with all relevant aspects of how they were able to raise this money, while keeping an accurate account of their finances and taking minutes of their meetings. 

“They learned some really important life skills along the way.”

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