Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Romans Aid Hospice

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Romans Aid Hospice

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Eight trainee business managers on a programme designed to develop management skills are turning the clock back by organising a Roman banquet and slave auction at Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club on September 3 at 7pm.

All eight are enrolled on the Entrust ILM certificate or diploma in management programme and as part of their course were required to develop a project as a team.

Not content to simply take on an exercise, the managers decided to raise funds for the St Oswald's Children's Hospice in Gosforth, Newcastle, as part of Butterfly Month in October 2004.

Butterfly Month focuses upon the needs of children in hospice care and will support St Oswald's holistic approach to children's welfare and the needs of their families.

Organisation of the Roman banquet and slave auction will form part of the student managers' course work for their ILM qualification, while helping raise part of the pounds 4.5m St Oswald's need every year.

The eight managers have contacted family, friends and work colleagues to encourage people to offer their skills which will be auctioned on the night as "slaves". …

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