You may have heard of a bake sale taking place in the Business School on Thursday 16th of November – through the hub, social media or the distinctive sweet smell of freshly homemade baked goods emanating from the Lower ground foyer. This was the work of three Business Analytics (BA) students Helena, Sarah and Mark who joined forces to raise funds for charities personally important to them. Thanks to all those with a sweet tooth among you, the student-led Business Analytics foundation managed to raise a whooping £411.29!
Your donations will be supporting the amazing work of Banco de Leche Catalina Vega, KIDS and Samaritan‘s Purse.
A great big thank to the Business Analytics ambassadors, Star Bakers and impeccable salespeople who took the time to support our bake sale efforts. Finally, a big thank you to the Business School for encouraging and enabling us to carry out such an event.
Banco de Leche Catalina Vega is a foundation that helps children aged 0-6 months who are hospitalised, abandoned or whose mothers are unable to produce breast milk. These babies receive breast milk to have the same opportunities as children who are not at social risk or whose mothers are healthy.
This foundation is named after Helena’s best friend, who passed away after giving birth to a very premature baby. The difficulties the family faced in finding breast milk to help the baby survive were the inspiration of the foundation.
KIDS provides an extensive range of services to disabled children and young people, aged 0-25 years, irrespective of their impairment or condition. They support over 13,500 disabled children, young people and their families every year by delivering over 120 services throughout England.
This charity has personally helped Sarah’s family in caring and providing a welcoming environment for her eldest Down Syndrome sister to develop.
Samaritan’s Purse responds to large and small-scale disasters around the world, providing critical, life-saving assistance to victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease. When disaster strikes, Samaritan’s Purse is often one of the first international NGOs to respond.
Mark carried out an independent relief mission in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake. Whilst there, he received assistance from Samaritan’s Purse.
Keep your eyes peeled for other events we will be carrying out!