Huge congratulations to our Level 3 Business students who recently held a fundraising event in the Dome which raised almost £200 for Blythe House Hospice Care- a local service which “offers free, individualised, holistic care and support for anyone in the High Peak living with cancer or other serious, life-limiting illnesses.”
The student-led event included a bake-sale, tombola and tin-can alley with prizes donated by local businesses such as Peak Wildlife Park, St Moritz Restaurant and Scrumbles Cake Shop in Leek.
Held as part of their ‘Managing Business Events’ module, the students took a vote and chose to support Blythe House after classmate Emily Efstathia told of her personal and professional experiences with the service and the incredible work they do.
During her work experience with them in 2019, Emily wrote a blog for Blythe house about her time there. In the post she said:
“Hearing what everyone does to help to make the organisation the best it can be, it is incredible[…] It really opens up your mind. You are faced with the reality of end of life care, or life with an illness, and it makes you realise […] that you want to really help those people in need.”
Speaking after the Dome fundraising event, Emily said:
“We got quite a lot of student engagement and definitely raised more than I thought we could!”
Someone not so surprised by the events success was Level 3 Business tutor Neil Smith, he said:
“I’m immensely proud of my Level 3 students and how professionally they’ve acted throughout this entire process. Everyone had a great time and I’m confident they’ll each now leave college with a full understanding of what it takes and all the skills needed to run a business event again their future careers.”
After receiving the cheque, Jennifer Godwin, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Blythe House, said:
“We’re extremely grateful for the amazing amount raised by the students (£197.50), it will make a massive difference to the help we can provide to patients in the High Peak, especially during this difficult time. Thank you!”
Find out more about the incredible work that goes on in Blythe House by reading Emily’s full blog post at: https://blythehousehospice.org.uk/emilys-work-experience-blog/?fbclid=IwAR1yh5CKP4mfZr0NdRHbP23hViIcKY2uO65wPgShK0bCaYzISusG8rlEwqs