Student fundraising success

Business students from the University of Wolverhampton raised almost £23,000 for charities in the region.

The Exhibition of Applied Creativity, held at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Tuesday 5 May, showcased the hard work that University of Wolverhampton Business School students put in over a semester (7 weeks).

Enterprising skills were put to the test by applying the models and theories that they had learned on their course. This enabled them to come up with creative fundraising ideas which they then pitched to four regional charities.

The West Midlands charities included Compton Hospice, Acorns Children’s Hospice, the Steve Bull Foundation, and St Anthony’s Home in Penn, Wolverhampton. 

Barry Whitehouse, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Strategic Management, said: “Our students demonstrated their capability at the exhibition and this year in total we raised almost £23,000  which is a great achievement for them. The Steve Bull Foundation received over £9,000, Acorns over £6,000, Compton over £5,000 and St Anthony’s nearly £2,000.”

The overall total raised by Business School students to date stands close to £130,000.