Business students turned Tameside College red as they hosted the first ever ‘business bake off’ event for the British Heart Foundation recently.

The event, which was hosted in the college’s Restaurant at Tameside One, raised £217 for the national charity.

Students worked in teams to create a range of cakes, cupcakes and confectionery with the help of the college’s bakery department to raise funds.

Teresa Farran, deputy principal at Tameside College, presented an award to the team which raised the most money and a prize for the best bake.

She said: “I am blown away by the quality of the cakes that students have produced and the way they have organised themselves with professionalism and pride to make a great contribution to those in need. Judging was very difficult because they were all fantastic and they have raised a phenomenal amount in the process. Well done to the students.”

Students chose the British Heart Foundation for the vital research and assistance the charity provides for sufferers of heart and circulatory diseases, which affect over seven million people in the UK. Founded in 1961, the charity currently funds over 1,000 research projects in the field.

Jessy Makela, business student at Tameside College, said: “This project is a great form of education for us because we’re not just learning in the classroom, but getting out, being entrepreneurial and project managing. As a team we decided to fundraise for the British Heart Foundation because heart conditions affect almost everyone in some way, so it was a great way to give back. They do some fantastic work and we wanted to help with that whilst learning something.”

To find out more about business courses at Tameside College, visit www.tameside.ac.uk or call 0161 908 6600.

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