Business Collaboration Fundraising Committee

Posted by Hazel Duhy on in Sector Group News, Socio Economic, Non BECBC Events, Member News.

The Business Collaboration Fundraising Committee are a group of Apprentices from various organisations throughout West Cumbria (inlcuding BECBC members), who work in collaboration and carry out fundraising events throughout the year. The Apprentices are supported by mentors who are also members of the committee from numerous companies.

As a group, their overall aim is to support local charities and community groups to create a long-term sustainable impact and make a difference in the community in which they live within.

The committee carried out an Easter fundraising event on 16 April 2019 on the Westlakes Science and Technology Park, where they sold lots of delicious cakes and held a raffle. The event raised an amazing £452.00 for the Howgill Family Centre. The money raised will be used to run and support various family support groups, for families that require extra support. The committee will be regularly attending the centre to see the support groups in action.

If you would like more information about joining the committee, please contact:


Jasmine Scaife, Business Administration Apprentice at KAEFER said:
“Having a group of people that are passionate about making a difference in our community is fantastic and I thoroughly enjoy leading the committee. Being part of the Business Collaboration Fundraising Committee is continuously developing my confidence and communication skills. Not only does working in collaboration improve my personal development but also makes a bigger impact in our community.”

Kate Singleton, Commercial Administration Apprentice at Morgan Sindall said:
“I have taken part in the Business Collaboration Fundraising Committee which involves a number of companies working together, and through different activities we’ve raised £452 for the Howgill family centre. We’ve taken part in a cake sale, raffles and creating hampers. My main responsibility was designing posters and flyers to advertise the fundraising.  Leading this part of the committee has really helped my personal development, my confidence has grown, and I have enjoyed being able to make a difference in our local area. I’m excited for the future fundraising activities we can get involved in!”

Claire Murphy, Senior Administrator at Westlakes Engineering said: 
“I become involved with the fundraising committee through working in the same building as Kaefer and through Kaefer I met the apprentices from Morgan Sindall and Prima Uno. We hold regular meetings at a central point in Westlakes Science Park and discuss fundraising options and delegate tasks to all members from different companies. The Fundraising committee brings local companies together and creates a platform for networking and builds company rapport which in turn provides a good working relationship within the Nuclear industry. I can provide the apprentices with experience and knowledge which will help the apprentices grow in their profession. Our main focuses for fundraising are committing to helping local and community charities which all coincides with all our companies Socio Economics policies.”