Street students use their business savvy to raise money for palliative care hospice – FE News

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STREETWISE students have used their business savvy to raise over a thousand pounds for palliative care.

Level 3 BTEC Business learners from Coleg Cambria Yale in Wrexham have successfully run a pop-up shop in aid of Nightingale House Hospice.

In less than 48 hours they raised just under £700 which, combined with an auction, a five-a-side football tournament and the money donated by peers on the uniformed utility course – £389 via canoe challenge – amounted to over £1267.

BTEC business lecturer Anne Williams-Redfern said: “It was part of their core units and skills challenge, but also an opportunity to support an amazing local charity.

“I’m so proud of all of them, they showed great imagination and worked hard to help the hospice, going the extra mile to raise as much as they could.

“They are a credit to the college and have shown they have a bright future in business.”

Nightingale House Hospice community and events fundraiser Sarah Povey praised the students for their kindness.

“Thank you so much Learners and staff for raising an amazing £1267.20 for Nightingale House and congratulations on taking on your challenges,” she said.

“We are very grateful for the generous support we have received from the BTEC Uniformed Utilities and Tier 3 Enterprise cohorts over the past month.

“Our compassionate care relies on the generosity of super supporters like them who raise vital funds for us.

“Your support makes all the difference. It means we can be there for more families when it matters, helping them fill their precious final days with love and care.

To visit www.cambria.ac.uk to find out more about the wide range of courses and qualifications available at Coleg Cambria.

For more information on Nightingale House Hospice, visit www.nightingalehouse.co.uk.

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