Published on 23 November 2023
Teams of first year BA business students have risen once again to the University of Sunderland’s annual Take £25 Challenge.
The participating groups took part in the four-week task of turning their starting budget of £25 into cash for a local charity.
The students have raised £11,448.18 (including Gift Aid) for The Children’s Foundation in Newcastle.
Fundraising activities have included raffles, bake sales and a fundraising fair at the Reg Vardy Centre, St Peter’s Campus, which featured food stalls, lucky dips and a range of carnival games for staff and students to enjoy.
Explaining more about the challenge, which is sponsored by Enterprise Car Rentals, Business Lecturer (Recruitment and Admissions) Iraa Wimpenny, said: "We have had a phenomenal year with a truly record smashing total raised.
"The Take £25 Challenge is an annual event that is a part of our undergraduate business module. It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to develop key business and entrepreneurial skills while having a great impact on our local community through money they raise and the wonderful work of the charity."
Iraa added: “Our business students have truly embraced the challenge and shown what can be achieved with great teamwork in such a short amount of time. I have really enjoyed seeing the students develop through the challenge to deliver such fantastic results, there is no doubt that these are the young people to watch."