Real life project makes a real difference for local charity

Distance Learning Project Management Masters students at Aberdeen Business School have raised over £1000 for north-east children’s charity, The Archie Foundation.

Archie LogoThe students were recently tasked with organising a real life charity fundraising project and given just two months to plan and implement the project.

One team with two Aberdeen-based members culminated their project with a Quiz Night Event held at RGU on Friday 25 November. The project raised a total of £1215 and included a pre-event bake sale and Just Giving Campaign. The Quiz Night itself also included a raffle (with some local businesses including 210 Bistro, The Ardoe House Hotel, Craigdon Mountain Sports and Work’s a Charm providing very generous in kind donations).

Seyi Olufinjana, one of the students who also works full-time as a professional footballer for Hull City FC and was able to secure two silent auction prizes of a football and shirt signed by the team and these were auctioned on the night of the event.

Seyi said: “Learning it was for such a good and caring course, especially one that saves the lives of children, Hull City players showed great concern and character as they went all out to donate and sign the ball and shirt. They send their best wishes to the ARCHIE foundation and the children and families who they help”.

Kev Marshall, another of the students involved who works for Babcock Integrated Technology in Rosyth, said: “The collaborative nature of the event really helped bring our team together - which is a unique quality for a distance learning programme”.

The Just Giving site up will remain open until the students’ report is due at the beginning of December. This can be accessed at for anyone who would like to donate towards the ARCHIE Foundation cause.


Notes to editors

  • Further information about The Archie Foundation can be found here.                                        

Issued on behalf of:

Madeleine Marcella
Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR