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Southampton freshers raise money for Cancer Research UK on a 24hour induction challenge

Published: 10 October 2014

Health Sciences students on the BSc Healthcare Management: Policy and Research course raised over £350 for Cancer Research UK during a 24 hour induction challenge.


Six students beginning the programme were assigned the task with the aim of testing their ability to be innovative and think on their feet. The students were given no prior warning as to what they were about to take on.


The group undertook all sorts of activities such as collecting money around campus and at a local gig, and persuaded local retailers to donate some of their stock for a lucky dip. They also sold cookies which they managed to secure from a factory supplying coffee shop chains.


Needless to say, the students who included Steven Reed, Jack Birch, Ewa Crunden, Lavelle Niles, Sally Manger and Sophie Johnson, exhibited lots of innovation, stamina and quick thinking skills.


Having raised the grand sum of £355.36 over 24 hours of non-stop fundraising, they were left completely exhausted!


After completing the challenge they all agreed it had been a tiring yet fantastic experience. They also said it was a brilliant exercise in getting to know fellow course mates and an important introduction into the challenges that lie ahead.



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