The Fife College Administration students, College staff and representatives from the two local charities.

Fife College Administration students have raised over £800 for two local community charities as part of their enterprise studies.

The students, who study Intermediate Certificate: Administration, organised a charity night during the enterprise unit of their course, which is designed to give them skills in communications, negotiating, event management, and fundraising.

A total of £823 was raised and split between the Monday Night Youth Club at Philp Hall in Kirkcaldy and the Glenrothes District Pipe Band.

The two charities selected to receive the funds both have links to students on the course - Aneesha Mohammed used to go to the youth club and Nicole Wallace plays the tenner drum in the pipe band.

Before the actual event, the group raised £100 from a football card competition to give them funds to invest in organising the event.

Aneesha, who played a key role in brainstorming the group for ideas, said: “We came up with the idea of the pipe band playing at the fundraising event so it was really a case of charities helping each other. It was a full house and we were delighted with the response - especially from local businesses who donated prizes for the raffle. It was a great outcome and good use of the new skills we learned on our enterprise unit.”

Emma Smith, course lecturer, said: “The group put in a lot of work and planning to produce an amazing event. The feedback from attendees was that the whole event ran seamlessly and that the group really stood out as a team. I am very proud of the effort and dedication shown by this group.”

John Elliott, Curriculum Manager for Administration, Enterprise and IT, added: “This was a great all round effort from our Intermediate Certificate: Administration students organising this event and raising money for two local Fife community charities.

“They all passed the enterprise unit of their course with flying colours – after making fantastic use of their new skills to organise the charity night on their own. They are great ambassadors for Fife College.

“It was a win-win scenario as it was a great way for the students to give something back to two community charities which are close to the hearts of students on the course.”

Find out more about Intermediate Certificate: Administration.