Enterprising students at City of Wolverhampton College have set up their own business to help raise cash for charity. The group of media students have created their own company, Funky Fashion Fix, in aid of New Life, a charity that helps disabled children. Their business, which sells jewellery donated by national retailers, has so far raised almost £500 which will go towards providing vital equipment for disabled and terminally ill young people in the UK. The students formed their business as part of the Enterprise UK Education Challenge, the UK’s largest one-day enterprise competition for schools and colleges. As part of the event pupils from across the country were asked to create a business selling jewellery that they could launch in December on a market stall, taking advantage of the most profitable time of the year to work in one of Britain’s local markets. After pitching their ideas in front of a panel of judges from the local business community, Funky Fashion Fix made it through to the national finals. College Enterprise Co-ordinator Amy-Lea Gardiner said: “The students did incredibly well to make it through to the national finals of the Education Challenge, and their jewellery store has proven to be very popular with staff and students alike. “They were delighted to be able to present a cheque of almost £500 to New Life, and hope to add to that donation over the coming months.”
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