Heart of Worcestershire College’s Horizons students celebrated the end of their ‘World of Work’ experience with a donation to Redditch Nightstop; a charity providing a unique service, working with 16-25 year olds to reduce the number of young people experiencing homelessness.
To raise the money students sold shares and opened their ‘Horizons One Stop Shop’. In the shop they sold sweets, stationery, Christmas gifts, held plant sales and baked cakes to order. The business was wound up this week with shareholders receiving dividends that were double the initial share investment.
Speaking about the students experience, Personal Learning Coach, Annette Gardner, said:
“The Horizons students that worked on the project all gained a real insight into the running of business. I am very proud of our student’s achievements. It was a very positive, enjoyable and inclusive activity.’
The students raised a total of £384.16 which enabled the group to purchase small white goods, cleaning products and make a cash donation of £60 to the young person’s charity. The items will be distributed to young people when they move into their own accommodation giving them a helping hand at a difficult time.
Susan Sadler and Sarah Delaney from Redditch Nightstop received the goods with thanks and appreciation of the students’ hard work.
For more information about our Horizons courses please visit our website: www.howcollege.ac.uk