Business students host charity black tie dinner at the Riverbank Restaurant
6th December 2017
Students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) and Stafford College came together to host a charity black tie dinner event which was held the Riverbank Restaurant at Stafford College on Wednesday 29 November to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
As part of their studies, students studying the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business at NULC were tasked with organising and managing a fundraising event. With the help and support from students and staff from Stafford College’s Hospitality and Catering department, the business students decided to host a black tie dinner event at Stafford College’s Riverbank Restaurant, which was transformed into a winter wonderland where guests enjoyed a 5 course festive feast.
The Business students marketed the event and sold tickets to family members, friends and staff members from both colleges. The event was a huge success, with feedback from guests praising the standard of entertainment, food and service provided by the students at both sites. In total over £320 was raised on the evening for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice which will be presented to the charity in the coming weeks by some of the students involved.
Jenna Beech, Lecturer in Business at NULC, said: “The group decided they wanted to complete a charity dinner and liaised with staff and students to effectively arrange the use of the Riverbank Restaurant and managed raise over £320 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Students from across both campuses displayed excellent organisation and communication skills and produced a really successful event.”