BUSINESS students of the Northern Regional College, Magherafelt Campus have presented Roberta’s Wish and Cash for Kids with a cheque each for over £1,500, following a charity Fashion Show.
The event which was held at the Glenavon Hotel in Cookstown, was supported by many local companies which enabled the students to showcase an extensive range of ladies’ and gents’ branded clothing, footwear and accessories.
Organised by HND second year Business students as part of their studies, the event aimed to raise funds for the awareness of Crohn’s and Colitis suffers through the charity ‘Roberta’s Wish’ and also ‘Cash for Kids’ which supports children and young people in Northern Ireland aged 0-17.
Jean Farr from Roberta’s Wish and Darran Fowler from Cash for Kids, said, “On behalf of our charities, we would like to thank all of the Magherafelt HND Business Studies students who spent many months planning the Fashion Show, for their hard work and determination. They have raised a fantastic amount of money and this will go straight towards supporting local adults and children. Without events like this, it would not be possible for our charities to continue working and providing assistance to the local community.”
Student representative Fiona Armstrong said, “Presenting these cheques to both ‘Roberta’s Wish and ‘Cash for Kids’ is a great moment for all of us. One of the best ways we can explain how we feel about our success is through the college’s strap line which is ‘aspire/ aim/achieve.’
“We set out months ago with an aspiration to help both of these very worthy charities and we aimed to have a well organised and successful evening which would achieve our goals by raising as much money for these charities as possible. We achieved this and we are really happy with the total amount raised. The experience of organising an event on this scale will benefit us all in our future careers.”
NRC Business Lecturer Alyson Scott said, “It was really satisfying to see the Business students handing over the £3,000 they generated for the charities. The event they organised was a major undertaking for a group of young people and they can be extremely proud of the attention to detail and the professionalism they demonstrated in planning and executing it.”
For further information on the HND Business course at the college please contact the Magherafelt Campus on 028 7963 2462 or log onto www.nrc.ac.uk