Students raise thousands for regional charities

The business students were tasked with planning and hosting a fundraising event for the Severn Hospice in Shropshire and Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton.

To raise the impressive sum of money the students planned and performed a range of fundraising activities including a wheelchair push, sponsored walks and cycle rides, music events, auctions, quizzes and hospitality events. Some of the events were organised in conjunction with local schools and businesses.

They are hosting an Exhibition of Applied Creativity across two campuses to showcase their successful fundraising activities to fellow students and staff and to present the money raised to representatives from the two hospices.

On Wednesday, April 21, the 30 Telford-based students from the course will showcase their work to boost funds for the Severn Hospice in the Costa Coffee at the Telford Campus from 6pm to 8.30pm in the SA block.

The 150 Wolverhampton students will exhibit their activities in aid of Compton Hospice in the Main Hall at the Compton Campus on Friday 23 April, from 9.30am to 11am.

Module Leader, John Bates from the University of Wolverhampton Business School, said: “The assignment for the Entrepreneurial Creativity module is designed to assess the students’ entrepreneurial and creative capabilities, from the 'brainstorming' of ideas for a fundraising event, to the demonstration of what has been achieved, through an exhibition of applied creativity.

“We are extremely delighted by the funds our students have raised for these worthwhile charities.”

The Entrepreneurial Creativity core module is studied by second year students on the BA (Hons) Business Management programmes at the University.

One of the businesses involved in helping the students was a Knowledge Transfer Partner, Fabweld Steel Products in Telford, who provided direct support and advice on this and a previous module.

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