Solihull College & University Centre’s Event Planning students were recently tasked with organising a large event as part of their course and organised a brilliant event to raise money for charity.
The students showed determination to make the event a success and although they could have organised a smaller internal event their passion shone through as they went above and beyond to organise an external charity event.
The group decided that they wanted to hold a fun day in Tudor Grange Park and tasked themselves with finding entertainment, raffle prizes and to generate interest for the day. The students worked tirelessly and meticulously to ensure that everything was covered and they had thought of everything necessary for the day.
The date was set for Saturday 6th May and despite the poor weather conditions, students worked extremely well to set up gazebos and stalls to register runners, sell raffle tickets, gather tombola prizes, organise entertainment such as a local dance school performance, set up food and drink stalls, rides and a bouncy castle. The local community turned up en-masse to support the students of the College and helped them in raising money for Help Harry Help Others charity.
Harry’s Mother, Georgina Moseley, who is also the founder of the charity, attended the event to support the students and set up a stall to sell the well-known bracelets that Harry designed and sold before he passed away to raise money for Cancer Research.
The students impressed everyone involved in the event, showing maturity, knowledge of the industry as well as passion for events.
As a result of the successful event the students raised a grand total of £515.25 on the day and are still collecting sponsorship money as well as continuing to sell bracelets to raise additional money for the charity.
Find out more about Solihull College & University Centre’s Event Planning courses.