SUNDERLAND students want your old mobile phones as part of a new business challenge.
The university’s Enterprise Society are taking part in the Micro Tyco competition, in which they have to turn £1 into as much money as possible during February.
To help them, they are calling on Wearsiders to donate unwanted mobiles for the challenge, which aims to raise funds for the Wild Hearts In Action Foundation.
Student Laura Pritchard from the University’s Enterprise Society said: “We brainstormed different fund-raising ideas and felt the mobile phone collection would not only be environmentally sound but also a great way of raising money.”
The students are hosting fund-raising events throughout February and will be in The Bridges next week collecting old phones.
University business development manager Vince Robson said: “We were keen to support and encourage our brand new Enterprise Society to take on the Micro Tyco challenge.
“The competition will bring them out of their comfort zone and enhance some essential skills along the way.
“We are excited to see how much they raise throughout the month.”
Anyone with an unwanted mobile phone, can see the students at their stand outside of Ed’s Diner in The Bridges on Tuesday and Thursday.
On Tuesday, they will hold a face painting session, with a special ‘guest princess’ from Emma Enchanted, and on Thursday the team will host a Batak reaction challenge with a special prize for the best reaction time.
The Wild Hearts In Action Foundation is committed to launching companies that serve humanity.