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Students raise over £1200 for Bristol Children’s Hospital

Four groups of students that took part in ‘The Apprentice’ challenge have raised over £1200 for the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Over a 6 week period the students currently studying Childcare and Health and Social Care at SGS College have undertaken many fundraising activities by taking park in an Apprentice Style fundraising project as part of employability and enrichment sessions.

The learners have organised and had responsibility of everything from marketing, to finance and management and include events such as: sponsored walks, cake sales, candy stores, Christmas sales and organising and running a showcase of local bands, selling bracelets and much more.

This week the students saw their hard work pay off when they presented their cheque totaling £1244.42 to Amy Ryder from the Bristol Children’s Hospital Fundraising Team. She said: "I would like to thank all the students. This will make a huge difference to our fundraising target of £3.5 million. I really loved the variety of the fundraising activities from cake sales to wearing your onesies. Getting the outside Community involved was very impressive as it helps us get our message out there. "

Emma Griffiths, Tutor, comments: “This is the first year that we have embraced E&E in this way and we are noticing change amongst our students in terms of personal development, maturity, managing change and dealing with complex issues in teams.  Ultimately, all of these skills will aid employability. The unique nature of this project gives students a visible achievement in terms of the tremendous success of their fundraising and engaging with Bristol Children's Hospital who have also been very encouraging.”

Childcare student, Tilya Kibble, commented: "I've had a great time and we really enjoyed it." 
Rosie Richter, Health and Social Care student added: "We were really pleased when Bristol Children's Hospital was chosen to be the charity that the whole group would be fundraising for as we felt that everyone can relate to the cause."