Computing students have started a festive fundraising project in aid of The Children’s Trust.
The Level 1 group are hand-making and selling Christmas cards and holding a raffle as part of their Business Enterprise module.
The students will be selling the cards and holding the raffle from Tuesday to Thursday next week (November 22 to 24) in the canteen and in reception, as well as visiting classrooms and offices.
The group decided to support Tadworth-based charity The Children’s Trust, which is the UK’s leading charity for young people with brain injury, after watching videos on the organisation’s website.
“We were really struck by how much progress the young people make when the charity is working with them,” said Computing student Kade.
“We know that the more money we can raise, the more children and young people the charity can help, so we’re motivated to collect as much as possible.”
So far, the students have researched The Children’s Trust, planned out their expenditure and their likely profit, and pitched to investors with a presentation created by the whole class.
They will then be purchasing essential materials, making the cards, selling the cards including through special promotions, and managing the finances.
Student Kyle said the group have already learnt a lot through the project so far, including teamwork, communication, problem-solving and self-motivation, as well as being able to use their maths skills.
“I’m really looking forward to making the products, and seeing how much we can raise for The Children’s Trust,” he added.
The students are also asking for donations for the raffle, which should be brought to the Computing department or to the main college reception by Friday (November 18). Donations should be chocolate-based and non-perishable, such as biscuits or chocolates.
Last year Level 1 Computing students raised £525 for the charity, and the students are hoping to beat that this year.
The Children’s Trust provides expert nursing care, rehabilitation and education, as well as working in research and policy development.