Wednesday, 24 June 2015

What’s lurking in your wardrobe?

The business students of Bournemouth & Poole College are working alongside local cleaning company Domestic Angels to organise the Big Bournemouth Spring Clean in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust. Students have taken up the challenge to run this major campaign as part of their marketing course to gain valuable practical experience, learn new skills and raise awareness of the important work done by Wessex Cancer Trust. Working with Samantha Acton of Domestic Angels, they devised and carried out market research with the public and are now running a marketing campaign to encourage local people to donate their unwanted items of clothing to support the many who have and are affected by cancer in the Bournemouth area.

Team Leader for Business Kate Howes stated ‘It’s a fantastic experience for students to have a live client brief and to develop their skills whilst helping the community and understanding the growing need for corporate social responsibility. The Wessex Cancer Trust does amazing work in supporting those with the illness throughout their treatment and recovery and with one of our own teachers currently in hospital with Cancer; it is a cause close to our hearts.

Hazel Hatch of Wessex Cancer Trust added, ‘not only is this a real and purposeful campaign for the students to work on, it will genuinely make a difference to the lives of the local people. I hope the community will get behind the Bournemouth and Poole College students and show their support by donating. The collection point for unwanted clothes is outside Marks & Spencer’s at Castlepoint until the end of June. Please give generously.’

Business student Stella Silvente states, ‘It’s amazing to be able to be a part of a real campaign as a part of my course and be able to support people who are suffering from cancer at the same time.’

So, what monsters are lurking in your wardrobe? Have a clear out for cancer today!
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