21 May 2024

Students on Fife College’s Intermediate Certificate in Business Enterprise, Accounting and Legal course have gone above and beyond to raise over £600 for Victoria Hospice, Kirkcaldy.

The students started their fundraising initiative earlier this year, meticulously planning a charity event to support the hospice's Snow Beds/Cuddle Beds campaign.

The project saw students take on various roles including a production team responsible for designing and producing products, a business quality team tasked with securing donations for a raffle, and a marketing team promoting the event online and through physical posters. The fundraising event (26 April) surpassed expectations with the students collecting an impressive £643.35.

Three students, accompanied by course lecturer Karen Dyce, recently visited the hospice (10 May) to present the funds along with a special care hamper for the hospice staff. The hamper included items such as wax melts, candles, bath products, books, candle burners, and air fresheners, all thoughtfully prepared by the students as a token of their appreciation.

Melissa (Mel) Lindsay, the class representative, said:

“I was overwhelmed with the responses we got for the event. It was such a good day. The buzz created meant we got to raise funds for the Hospice, support them, and achieve our goal. My classmates handled everything so well, and we worked well together and supported each other throughout the event.”

Karen Dyce, praised the students' efforts, saying:

“I was blown away by the class's determination, teamwork, resilience, and hard work whilst planning and implementing our fundraising event for Victoria Hospice Kirkcaldy, which is why I have nominated the team for a Fife College Student’s Association (FCSA) Community Award. I want to give special thanks to the FCSA, staff, and other students for supporting our event.”

“This initiative highlights the students' commitment to their community and exemplifies the practical application of their coursework in business enterprise and teamwork. We are immensely proud of their achievements.”

Information about Business, Enterprise and Accounting courses on offer at Fife College can be found here.

Photograph: (left to right) Karen Dyce (lecturer), Melissa Lindsay (class rep), Malcolm McArthur (student), Roksana Osypiuk (student) and Teresa Robertson (Victoria Hospice staff) are pictured at the Victoria Hospice, Kirkcaldy.