Students turn a profit for charity

Students from South & City College Birmingham raised £384 for CLIC Sargent through an enterprising project.

Students turn a profit for charity

The challenge saw groups of the Level 2 students, who are studying Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS),  sell samosas, paint nails, offer mendhi (or Henna) tattoos, organise a raffle and a penalty shootout.

Each group had been given a £20 loan as part of the maths and business enterprise project, and was asked to come up with a business plan to use the money to make a profit which would then be donated to charity.

An elected project leader divided up responsibilities to include market research, advertising and sales. 

It was the students who decided to donate their profits to CLIC Sargent.

In a group statement, they said: "We chose CLIC Sargent as it is an amazing charity doing a wonderful job of supporting children, young people and their families through an incredibly difficult time.

The work CLIC Sargent does is invaluable. As trainee teaching assistants, we could relate the needs of children and young people to our course.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan said: “Raising money through a class enterprise scheme is a great way to support CLIC Sargent, and we are happy to support anyone at a school or college to achieve this.

"On behalf of all the families we support in the West Midlands I would like to say a big thank you to the students and their lecturer Rahiana Ali for supporting CLIC Sargent.”

Find out more

To find out how you could organise your own event or challenge to raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan on 01509 672 395 or email: