May 27, 2024

Supportive students raising cash for hospice at Wrexham pop-up shop

BENEVOLENT BTEC Business students are using their commercial talents to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

A seven-strong group from Coleg Cambria Yale opened a pop-up shop at the site’s Enterprise Hub in Wrexham to sell items in-person and online for Nightingale House Hospice.

They have already secured £440 for the charity, including proceeds from the sale of a signed Wrexham AFC shirt.

The cohort is now aiming to garner even more funds before their temporary outlet closes tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3pm.

BTEC Business Lecturer Anne Williams-Redfern said: “This is part of their course but also a chance for them to make a real difference by donating all the money raised to the hospice.

“They have worked so hard and been incredibly resourceful in gathering a wide variety of products to sell at the pop-up shop.

“They are operating as a team and also marketing the space and event to create engagement and attract as many customers as they can in this two-day window.”

She added: “We hope students, staff and visitors will come and show their support, so these learners can experience a real-time, real-life commercial premises and make a positive impact for Nightingale House Hospice.

“We are very proud of them all, they’re doing a brilliant job and are a credit to Coleg Cambria.”

The group is also raffling an Easter Hamper – with tickets available from reception at Yale’s new Hafod building all this week – and there will be a picnic basket and other treats available to purchase.

Sarah Povey, Community and Events Fundraiser for Nightingale House Hospice, thanked the students for their efforts.

She added: “We are so incredibly grateful to this creative group of students for choosing Nightingale House Hospice to be the beneficiary of this project, it will make a huge difference to patient care and the services we provide.

“It’s wonderful to see students so proactive and committed to their future and I hope the Wrexham community gets behind them and pops in to see the excellent variety of products they have to offer.”

Visit www.cambria.ac.uk for more on the wide range of courses and qualifications available at Coleg Cambria.

For more news and information from Nightingale House Hospice, visit www.nightingalehouse.co.uk.