Budding entrepreneurs showcase fundraising efforts

The University of Wolverhampton Business School students have been raising money for local charities as part of a module to test their entrepreneurship skills.

They will be holding an exhibition at the Ringside Suite at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 from 10am until 12pm to showcase their achievements and present the funds to the charities.

The Interactive Exhibition of Applied Creativity will feature the students’ efforts to raise funds for four charities - Compton Hospice, Severn Hospice, Wolves Community Trust and the Steve Bull Foundation in Wolverhampton.

The students were tasked with planning and performing a range of fundraising activities as part of an Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation module. They organised events including football tournaments, charity auctions, a masked ball and a fashion show.

The exhibition is part of their assessment, and the students will showcase their fundraising via stands to colleagues, staff and representatives from the charities.

Module Leader, Barry Whitehouse, from the University of Wolverhampton Business School, said: "This year the students have needed to be even more creative in coping with the disruption of the weather to many of their events, but they do a great job in conceiving and delivering their fundraising activities for a variety of good causes and we are rightly proud of their efforts.”

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


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