Business brains from City of Wolverhampton College are using their entrepreneurial skills to raise funds for a local scout group.

A group of eight students who are studying for a part-time foundation degree in business management will be running market stalls and putting on an Easter Fair, with all profits being donated to 1st Finchfield Scouts.

The stalls, selling bric-a-brac, will be open at Wolverhampton and Bilston markets on Saturday 1 April, 9am-2pm, whilst the Easter Fair will take place at the scout hut in Kingsclere Walk, Merry Hill, on Sunday 2 April, 12pm-3pm.

The events have been organised as part of an entrepreneurial, creativity and innovation module and will give the students the chance to put the organisational, innovation, teamwork, planning and creative skills they have learnt on the course to the test.  

Elizabeth Gregg, aged 21, who works for City of Wolverhampton Council and attends college two evenings a week to study for the qualification, said: “The skills and knowledge we have developed on the course are essential for any successful business and, although we all work in different industries, we have worked collaboratively to plan and organise the two activities to raise much-needed funds for the scout group.”   

The students have already raised around £2000 which will be added to money made at the events and presented to the group at the scout hut Tuesday, April 4.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

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