Seevic students join forces with Rio Bar in Leigh-on-Sea to raise £780 for charity
Monday, 26 October 2015
Four Seevic College students organised a charity event at the Rio Bar, The Broadway, Leigh-on-sea, raising £780 for Havens Hospices.
Seevic students Jack Wiseman, 18, Harrison Edwards, 17, Carl Boswell, 17, and Tom Lewzey, 17, who all study Level 3 BTEC Business, charged guests £5 per ticket for the event, which was organised as part of their course at the College.
The event, which took place earlier this year, included a DJ, four individual signers and a raffle draw. All guests had to purchase their own drinks at the bar throughout the event.
Harrison said: “It was a great night at the Rio Bar, filled with friends and family watching local signers perform for a great cause. The event has helped bring the community together as well as raise a huge amount for charity.”
Jack added: “Thank you to Rio’s Bar for letting our group host a brilliant evening to raise money for Havens!”
Alfie Knight, 17, who also studies Level 3 BTEC Business, attended the event and said: “It was a cracking night out, absolutely terrific.” Carl added: “It was a great night and I was very pleased with the turnout. The music was also very good from all the local acts.”
The final team member Tom said: “Many thanks to the Rio Bar for allowing us to use the venue; it was a well organised event for a great cause. It was definitely worth all the effort and work for such a great final result.”
Another student who attended the event, Dan Rust, 18, agreed, adding: “It was a brilliant night and I had a fantastic time!”
As part of Level 3 BTEC Business it is essential to organise an event, the team used this charity event in order to help them gain the qualification. You must plan an event, then implement it and then analyse how the event went in order to complete this one unit.
BTEC Business Level 3 consists of 18 units and within your second year you are able to specialise in one of two areas, enterprise or marketing. In enterprise you are able to create your own business where you can sell any products which you want, go to trading events and pitch your ide in national competitions.
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