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Business Students Fundraise for Dog Rescue Shelters

Tuesday 20 June 2023

Selby College Business students have raised more than £650 for local and national dog charities through a number of community fundraising events.

As part of their final assignment, Level 3 Business students were tasked with organising and hosting their own event.

This saw a group of students hold a sold-out afternoon tea event at Selby Garden Centre, which also included a quiz and raffle to raise money for the Dog’s Trust – the UK's largest Dog Welfare Charity.

The students arranged for prizes to be donated by local businesses including Boots, Morrisons and Tesco, as well as for the winner of the quiz to receive a portrait of their pet by local artist, Daniel Read.

More than £480 was raised for the Dog’s Trust through ticket admission sales, raffle tickets and Just Giving page donations.

Selby Garden Centre Dog Trust Fundraiser 3

Students also hosted a games night at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, in Brayton, which raised more than £170 for the Hull Greyhound Rescue Centre via ticket admissions and a raffle.

Hull Greyhound Rescue is an independent rescue charity run by volunteers and greyhound owners and relies on the generosity and kindness of supporters who also have a passion for greyhounds.

St Wilfreds Church Games Night Business students 2

From booking the venue, to arranging catering, to promoting the events, the students were extremely enthusiastic and organised when planning and executing their events. The project has provided the students with invaluable experience in events planning, which I hope they will take with them as they continue their studies in Business and embark on a career in the industry. All the events were well received by the local community and raised a significant amount of money for local and national dog charities –they should be extremely proud of themselves.

Heidi Wilson, Business Lecturer at Selby College
Murder Mystery event
Murder Mystery event

At the College, students held a murder mystery themed experience where clues were displayed around the room and guests were encouraged to mingle with the suspects in the room to find out who was the murderer. The winners were then presented with an Amazon gift card.

Another group of students planned and executed a sports activity event for Year 6 Pupils at Marshlands Primary School, in Goole. 35 children took part in a range of activities, including parachuting, cricket, hockey, hurdles, archery and Connect 4.

At the end of the session, all children were presented with a certificate of participation, a medal and some sweets.

I would like to say a huge thank you to the College and the business students who arranged and ran the sports event. All the children had a fantastic afternoon and were engaged and enthused throughout - which is not an easy task!

James Wrafter, Deputy Headteacher at Marshlands Primary School

The Level 3 Business programme enables learners to develop practical and theoretical skills in Business, including managing an event, developing a marketing campaign, business-decision making and personal and business finance.

Selby College offers Business courses from Level 2 right up to Level 6, meaning learners can gain a full degree at the College.