A group of 10 students from London South Bank University (LSBU) has won the regional finals of The Prince's Trust University Million Maker's competition, and is now preparing for the national finals, which will be attended by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Million Makers is a national competition which challenges university students, schools, businesses and individuals to raise £1million for The Prince's Trust, and so help the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. University teams are challenged to raise £2,500 in just one academic term by setting up mini enterprises.
The LSBU team comprised students from a variety of courses and years, and a number also hold roles in the South Bank Entrepreneurs society. The team met to brainstorm ideas and then organised a number of events and activities to hit the £2,500 target.
Team member Viviane Adjado said: "We used our network of contacts to organise club nights in two venues in Piccadilly Circus and a speed dating event in our Students' Union, as well as fundraising in a variety of South London locations such as Canary Wharf Shopping Centre and our Lady of Assumption Church in Deptford.
"These activities, combined with the generosity of LSBU students and staff on campus, meant we smashed the target with a final sum of £3,205.34. We can't wait for the finals now!"
The team will find out if they have taken the national title on March 23. They are in with the chance of winning three weeks of work experience at a top company, from a selection including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Fujitsu.
Posted: 9th March 2011