Burnley College Students join forces with Boohoo again to raise money for Pendleside Hospice
Handpicking stock, setting out stalls, even ironing! Burnley College students set up a pop-up fashion stall on Campus to raise money for Pendleside Hospice – for the second time.
Students teamed up with Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing to plan, market and execute the fashion wear sale for charity.
The stall was part of Burnley College’s Fresher’s Fair which saw everything from fairground rides to fresh food stalls, arcade games to animals, reptiles and livestock.
It’s the second time students have embarked on such a project and the results were equally as great, even though they had just one day compared to two days of selling last time.
They raised an additional £370 to add to the £1,319 donated earlier in the year.
The proceeds will go towards the invaluable care of patients at Pendleside Hospice.
Plans are already in place for the pop-up store to return throughout the year.
Louisa Mayor, Head of Income Generation at the Hospice, said they are thrilled with the remarkable success:
The students and staff at Burnley College demonstrated bags of enthusiasm, drive, and creativity, making it an enormous success. Being able to engage the students in this meaningful project is truly priceless.
“We’re so fortunate to have the support and buy-in not only from our community and staff & students at college, but from our local businesses too. Due to the collaborative success of Burnley College’s two-day event, Boohoo kindly donated more of their clothing to help stock our retail shops, as well as support with future events at Burnley College.”
As well as raising cash, it was an excellent opportunity for Students to experience real-life business decisions, utilising their skills across a wide range of key tasks as part of the innovative fundraising mission.
This enabled the students to put into practice in real life, the business, employability and digital skills learned during their course.
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