FindAMasters Praises Inventive Fundraising Scheme
Released on: March 06, 2012, 8:26 am
FindAMasters wants to spread the word about a Manchester man
in his bid to raise money for a Masters degree in Business
Scott Clay needs £23,000 in order to complete the degree, which would improve his CV
and is related to his career. Scott, who is from Didsbury, originally went to his
employers to ask for funding but was turned down. He currently only has £5,000 to go
towards the Masters degree, but has come up with an inventive fundraising plan to
get the money he needs.
Scott says he plans to ask people to donate £200 to his degree fund in return for a
full eight hours’ worth of volunteer work at their chosen charity.
Concerning the donation price, Scott said: “I worked out what the price of the
course was, how much I could put in myself, made a realistic analysis of how much
time I could devote to this - I work full time and am also a part-time lecturer -
and I came to that figure.”
He also said that he is prepared to work in any kind of environment and for any
charity, with the only exceptions being for jobs that he cannot complete due to
health and safety or insurance restrictions.
He said: “I'm happy to stack shelves in Oxfam for a day or go along to an event or
work for one of their call centres; I'm not precious about it.”
Scott will need to complete a total of 720 hours of volunteering in order to collect
enough money for the degree and, following his fundraising; he hopes to set up a
scheme that puts his charity idea into practice for other prospective students.
Andy Pritchard of FindAMasters said: “We at FindAMasters hope that Scott’s bid to
raise enough money for a Business Administration degree and would encourage others
to follow his lead.”
“In the current economic climate it is becoming increasingly difficult to fund
higher education courses and degrees, but people should not let this put them off
from achieving their goals. There are many alternative routes available, and this is
just one of them.”
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