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Robins Foundation students raise more than £4400 for charity

The Foundation’s Sports Business and Entrepreneurship students have raised £4493 for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity in just four days.

Students enrolled onto Bristol City Robins Foundation’s unique degree level programme (ran in partnership with University of West of England) were this week set the challenge of raising money for local charity Great Western Air Ambulance.

Students were subdivided into teams where they came up with their own fundraising concepts and marketing strategies.

The challenge saw the teams use their ingenuity to come up with a variety of fundraising ideas, ranging from sponsored bike rides to climbing the equivalent height of a cruising helicopter by tackling the stairs of Ashton Gate’s Dolman Stand.

Great Western Air Ambulance Community Coordinator, Joe Hughes, commented, “With the help of supporters like the Robins Foundation’s students, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity can continue to be there for people in times of desperate need.

“Our Critical Care Doctors and Specialist Paramedics in Critical Care do amazing things. From accessing hearts to blood transfusions, caesarean sections to anaesthesia, our Critical Care Team deliver the sort of care you’d expect in a hospital emergency department but at the roadside.

“By taking this specialist team to the patient we save lives, but we couldn’t do any of this without support from our community; teams Athena, Skysquad, Apex, Run With the Stallions, Wings of Omada, and TE Fundraiser – thank you. Your local air ambulance, your local community and the people we attend are immensely grateful for your support. You keep us flying.”

Third year Sports Business and Entrepreneurship student, and part of the team who scaled the equivalent height of a cruising helicopter, Connor Davey, said: "You never know when you or a loved one may need to call on the Great Western Air Ambulance in an hour of need, and so climbing the twelve hundred feet and raising money for the charity which performs lifesaving work in our community is a real privilege.’’

What is the Sports Business and Entrepreneurship Degree?

Bristol City Robins Foundation’s Sports Business and Entrepreneurship Degree programme is a radically different degree for those looking to study entrepreneurship in a leading sports business environment.

Ran in partnership with the University of West of England the degree is based at the home of Bristol City and Bristol Bears, Ashton Gate Stadium.

Inspired by the pioneering Finnish 'Team Academy' approach, UWE Bristol was among the first to introduce this type of course to the UK. It's particularly relevant to students who are looking for a practical, hands-on approach, and the chance to take charge of their own studies, with the possibility of earning their own income alongside gaining valuable experience.

To find out more, please click here or contact Team Leader Polly Wardle.

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