SCCB Logo Shape
Back to News & blog
Business Students raise hundreds of pounds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

“I learnt a lot of skills like communication skills and interpersonal skills when dealing with customers as well as finance skills for example, how to deal with money effectively. The event has been tough to organise as there are a lot of people to liaise with, including my team members, but it has been worth it.”

Zain, L3 Business Student

Level 3 Business Students at our Digbeth campus raised hundreds of pounds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, in a charity event organised by the students themselves. Amazing work!

This was a fabulous combination of big hearts and big brains, as it was a build-up of the skills they had learnt throughout their entire time at the college. Organising the charity event was the final challenge AND unit of their course – managing and running an event themselves.

That covers event planning, production costs, marketing pushes and engaging local businesses to raise as much as they could. All essential business skills for the future! The best way to learn is by doing, after all, and charity is a great motivator to do your best.

What was going down on the day?

  • Sweet Shop by Mouad, Johir and Westley.
  • Christmas Raffle by Liban, Zain, Josh and Aisha.
  • Freshly Made Crepes, Popcorn and Hot Chocolate by Alisha, Demmi, Omar and Ishaaq.
  • Waffles and Ice-cream by Jalil and Jeremie.
  • Samosas, Fresh Cream Cakes and Doughnuts by Raheema, Humairaa, Xafid and Haider.  

And the final score was… £511.80!

We are proud of our students for showing their Business sense and their Christmas spirit. Thanks to everyone who supported along the way, most of whom got a delicious treat for their generosity.

One of our students, Josh, said of the event:

“Working as a team definitely helped, I was able to be innovative when it come to the marketing aspect of the event! I think I was able to acknowledge my strengths in such area and how I can adapt it to pertinent scenarios in the future!”

Josh, L3 Business Student

“As a teacher, it’s a joy to see students happily stepping out of their comfort zone for a good cause. Fundraising has proved a liberating context for individuals to develop in new and exciting ways. Each year, we see a growing number of students with the confidence to come forward with their own fundraising ideas.

Seeing these ideas through to fruition involves determination, planning, negotiation, hard work and risk taking. However, the elation students experience when they succeed and the pride they feel when they realise the impact they’ve made are palpable.” 

Shivali Patel, Business Studies Tutor

Have our Business students inspired your own self-starter spark? Want to get real work opportunities and learn from tutors with real industry experience? Head to our Business courses and begin your new life at South & City College Birmingham today.