Students from The College of Law in Manchester have made thousands of pounds for charity by coming up with inventive ways of fundraising.
In the College’s Charity Challenge each class studying the Legal Practice Course was tasked with raising as much money as possible throughout the academic year for its chosen charity.
Methods of bringing in the cash ranged from organising cake sales, pub quizzes and an Easter Egg hunt to climbing Snowdon, putting together a recipe book and abseiling down the Marquess of Anglesey’s Column on the Isle of Anglesey.
The money raised totals more than £6,000 and will go to both local and national charities. Local charities to benefit are Francis House Children’s Hospice in Didsbury; Child Action Northwest, which provides care services for children and young people; Wood Street Mission helping families in need in the Manchester and Salford areas; St Ann’s Hospice - Greater Manchester’s largest hospice; Bolton Hospice and The Christie specialist cancer centre in Manchester.
The College of Law's Manchester centre
National charities chosen by students were the Cystic Fibrosis Trust; UK disability charity Scope, Medequip4kids, which aims to improve children’s healthcare, and The Bobath Centre for children with cerebral palsy.
The students were also judged on the various skills they demonstrated in organising the fundraising events by a panel made up of College tutors and local lawyers. The winning team raised £1,200 for Francis House by holding a fashion show in Manchester’s Bar 38 while the runners-up raised over £1,000 for The Bobath Centre by organising three charity events including a canal barge party.
Tricia Chatterton, Business Development Director at The College of Law, said: “I was really impressed by the inventiveness and professional approach demonstrated by the students during the Charity Challenge. It has helped them to hone many of the skills that they’ll need in the world of law and business, such as negotiation, organisation, team-working and commercial awareness, while at the same time raising money for a wide range of very worthwhile local and national causes.”
The College of Law is the leading provider of professional legal education and training in Europe. As well as its centre in New York Street, Manchester it also has centres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford and York.
Further information from Lucy Wray, Press Officer, The College of Law on 01483 216072 (firstname.lastname@example.org)