Nottingham Trent University has participated for the 4th consecutive year in the IoD Student Membership £10 Challenge.
Split into a total of 55 teams, ranging in size from 2 – 6 students, student groups were given two weeks to turn £10 into as much profit as possible. All proceeds going to the John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre based in Nottingham Trent University.
Each of the participating teams is given a mentor at the very beginning of the challenge; an influential business leader from the local area to oversee and provide advice to the students on how best to approach the challenge.
Every year the students, along with their mentors, come up with some fantastic and innovative fundraising and money making ideas ranging from bake sales to climbing Mount Snowden in fancy dress. This year was no different, ideas included:
- A football video game tournament night
- Cycling to Amsterdam on gym bikes in a day
- Selling glow sticks outside of clubs
- Speed dating
- Pub quiz
- A beer pong event
The list goes on…
100% of the profit each team makes goes towards the John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre, a purpose built research centre based on Nottingham Trent’s Clifton campus that aims to save lives by improving the diagnosis and treatment of various cancers.
This year the total amount raised is an incredible £10,912.30! We are very impressed by the hard work and determination displayed by each and every student and mentor that took part. The team that raised the most money and now holds the record for most money raised is ‘Double Impact’ raising a total sum of £1,546. The resourcefulness exercised by all of the Student Members, alongside the dedication displayed by their mentors during the challenge has been fantastic.
We at the IoD we want to say a huge thank you to all of the students and mentors that participated, to Nottingham Trent University and the IoD East Midlands branch for their fantastic support and for championing the £10 challenge.