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Students raise £2,287 for hospice charity
Published 24/02/14



BUSINESS students at The Henley College have raised £2,287 for Sue Ryder.

They have been taking part in the charity’s Big Wigs Business Challenge as part of their BTEC diploma course on managing a business event.

They organised and promoted a range of events ranging from sponsored cycle rides and cake sales to quiz nights and an event at the town’s Over-60s Club. The winning group comprised Vanessa Mesquita, Jennifer Duckett, Christian Leaver, Louise Peddle and Nina Nuzi, who raised a total of £1,185 with events including a charity golf day at Caversham Heath Golf Club.

College principal Tom Espley said: “I am very proud of our students’ achievements. This is a great opportunity to learn important business skills and at the same time contribute so much to the local community.” Pru Sly, of Sue Ryder, said: “This was a great achievement by all the students.”

This is the sixth year of the challenge in which teams are given £60 to turn into a much money as they can for the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.


This year’s competition has a theme of 60 years to mark the foundation of the charity by Lady Ryder in 1953.

Published 24/02/14

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